UM to Hold Meeting on Sex Assault Investigations
University of Montana officials will hold a public meeting to discuss the school’s investigation into several reports of sexual assault both on and off campus.
UM vice president Jim Foley says that President Royce Engstrom will make a statement and then take questions during the Tuesday evening community forum.
Former Montana Supreme Court Justice Diane Barz was hired by the university in December to investigate sexual assault reports after allegations surfaced that two students were drugged and gang-raped. Barz’ preliminary report said the school appears to have a gap in reporting sexual assaults.
Foley said officials won’t get into names or details during the Tuesday meeting but may be able to clarify some things for the public.