ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) _ The University of New Mexico has revamped its new student orientation to better reach students with a message about sexual misconduct.
Over the summer, incoming freshmen will spend a couple of days on campus learning the ropes on topics like advisement, financial responsibility, sexual assault and alcohol literacy.
With an ongoing review by the Department of Justice of the campus’s handling of rape cases, the university restructured its orientation sections to communicate with students in a more interactive, peer-to-peer method in hopes they’ll better retain the important information.
Previously, the sessions used skits to illustrate a variety of issues including drinking and sexual misconduct.
UNM Student Affairs Specialist Lisa Lindquist tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1gq23ub) that the revamped curriculum gives students the opportunity to openly discuss consent, reporting abuse and bystander intervention.