FSU hires full-time director to handle sexual assaults

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida State University has created a full-time Title IX director position to handle sexual assaults on campus. This comes after national scrutiny over how they dealt with the Jameis Winston sexual assault allegations in the fall.

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A university spokeswoman says the school already had several Title IX coordinators who focused on combating the issue. But, this position will dedicate full responsibility to the problem.

The Title IX director's job will focus on addressing sexual assaults and discrimination on FSU's campus.

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FSU also created an entire website, led by the words "We listen. We learn. We care," where they express no toleration for sexual assault.

The school is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education. In May, the DOE released a list of higher education institutions with open Title IX sexual violence investigations.

FSU is the only school in Florida with an open investigation.

"We are making this list available in an effort to bring more transparency to our enforcement work and to foster better public awareness of civil rights," said Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights.

"We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue. I also want to make it clear that a college or university's appearance on this list and being the subject of a Title IX investigation in no way indicates at this stage that the college or university is violating or has violated the law."

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