Multiple women have come forward claiming that the private Baptist university in Waco, Texas failed to respond appropriately to complaints of rape by a football player. According to a published report, one female student "reported the assault to Baylor's ombudsman office and were sent to meet with the school's chief judicial officer." A spokesperson for the school announced on Monday that an investigation is on-going and that Ombuds will be created for the athletic department.
The school currently has a Student Ombuds and Faculty Ombuds. The website for the Student Ombuds at Baylor clearly outlines her confidentiality and does not include an exception for cases of sexual misconduct. Moreover, a set of FAQ's about sexual assault states that the Student Ombuds is available to walk people through the reporting process. (ESPN; Austin American-Statesman; Baylor Student Ombuds, Sexual Assault FAQ's.)
Related posts: Ombuds for Students at Baylor University Reports Further Declines in Caseload; Task Force Recommends Ombuds for Student-Athletes at Berkeley; Other Ombuds Blog posts related to Title IX.