UT-Austin releases list of faculty and staff members accused of sexual misconduct

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The University of Texas at Austin released the names of 17 faculty and staff members on Thursday who they say violated sexual misconduct policies, CBS Austin reported.

The list, which includes 14 staff members and three professors who violated sexual misconduct policies between November 2017 and December 2019, was released after students protested for months. The protesters demanded more transparency, after two professors were accused of sexual misconduct with students.

The TV station reported that the three professors on the list received written reprimands and all remain employed by the university. Ten of the 14 staff members on the list were either fired or resigned.

A UT spokesperson sent CBS Austin a statement saying that the list was being released in response to open-records requests. The university previously released a list with similar information for the period 2013 to 2017.

“Sexual misconduct violates the values and policies of UT-Austin,” the statement says. “Every individual who serves our university must feel valued, respected and free to learn and work in a safe environment.”

The TV station said UT-Austin plans to hold a public forum discussing sexual misconduct on Jan. 27.

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