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University of Oklahoma adds misconduct, discrimination staff

August 9, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma plans to add five employees to address sexual misconduct and discrimination.

OU Office of Institutional Integrity Officer Bobby Mason said the new employees will help students or employees who suffer misconduct or discrimination with resources such as counseling, protection and class schedule changes if needed.

The university has been shaken by allegations that former OU President Boren and former university administrator Tripp Hall sexually harassed male students. Both have denied wrongdoing.

Also, former OU football player Joe Mixon was charged with assault for hitting a female student and reached a plea deal and there have been two incidents in which racist videos by students were revealed.

The Office of Institutional Equity was created in 2012 to address increasing federal regulations regarding equity issues.

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