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University of South Carolina will alter its anti-discrimination policies

The University of South Carolina has agreed to update and bolster its anti-discrimination policies following a recommendation from the U.S. Justice Department, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division began a probe into the policies after a USC student informed the agency that she overhead a reference to discrimination by another student. The institution has promised to hire an outside consultant to help create new policies, which will include faculty and staff training, the Chronicle reported. New changes will be in effect by the start of the 2011-2012 school year.