Colleges meet in Nashville in effort to fight sex assaults

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A two-day summit focused on fighting sexual assaults at college campuses is drawing about 400 officials from 76 schools across Tennessee.

Media report the meeting begins Tuesday at Tennessee State University and will feature national experts who will offer training on issues like defining consent, prevention and complying with changing federal laws.

The idea for the Tennessee Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Summit came about after revisions to federal standards and laws on how schools should respond to and report assaults.

It is being held in the midst of a high-profile rape trial against two former Vanderbilt football players.

The summit is scheduled to last through Wednesday.