Montana Board of Regents Chair Angela McLean says more changes could come after the panel adopted new policies Friday to address controversy over the University of Montana's handling of sexual assaults.
The board directed each state college to appoint a coordinator to oversee gender equality issues.
The new policy also clarifies a requirement that all university system employees report, through the proper channels, any violation of Title IX they become aware of. The employees will also receive formal training on how to report sexual assaults and preserve confidentiality with the alleged victim.
"If (employees) know of any misconduct, we now will be forced to support them better, and train people, and create a culture where everyone knows if you hear of something, that it will be reported, and it will be exposed," said Board of Regents Representative Kevin McRae.
The changes come after federal agencies opened gender discrimination investigations into the way the University of Montana, its football team and the city of Missoula responded to sexual assault and harassment reports.
The university has come under fire as alleged rape victims and authorities have accused officials of mishandling rape investigations over the past two years, including cases involving football players.
McLean says emails from school administrators that will be released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request will help determine whether additional changes are needed.
To see complete copy of the full policy, click here.