A task force at the University of Kansas is recommending changes in how the school handles sexual assaults and rape on campus.
The suggested changes include requiring all freshmen, including fraternity members, to live in residence halls.
Other suggestions include: creating an on-campus center for sexual assault prevention and education and clarifying that the university can discipline students for sexual violence that occurs off campus if the victim is also a student.
The task force report was released Friday and includes 27 recommendations.
This story originally aired during Morning Edition 4-29-15
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The University of Kansas received nearly twice as many sexual assault complaints last year than in 2013.
The school's Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access says it received 169 complaints last year, compared with 85 in 2013.
The office's Executive Director Jane McQueeny says 120 of the 169 complaints were filed under Title 9; title 9 requires campuses to provide an education environment that is free from sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
School officials attribute the increase to improved awareness of sexual assault.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out if Kansas has a backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
Officials say that across the country, hundreds of thousands of the kits remain untested.
The KBI recently sent surveys to all Kansas law enforcement agencies to identify if there is a testing backlog for the kits, which include swabs and specimens gathered during exams of sexual assault victims.
The group's director, Kirk Thompson, says the KBI doesn't think there is one, but wants to make sure.