Title IX

Tracking Sexual Assault Investigations
In this era of enforcement, the government has conducted 296 investigations of colleges for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.
So far, 49 cases have been resolved and 247 remain open.

Recent Developments

1:30 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened six new cases: one each at American University, Columbia University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, which all have active investigations already, and one each at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Syracuse University, and the University of Utah, which are newly under review.

6 p.m.

Case documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act have been added for Rider University.

5:45 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened one new case, the third active investigation at Cornell University.

5:45 p.m.

Case documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act have been added for the University at Buffalo.

6 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened three new cases: one each at Chadron State College, in Nebraska; John Carroll University, in Ohio; and Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles.

7:18 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has resolved an investigation at Occidental College.

2:50 p.m.

Yale University's former men's basketball captain has sued the institution, alleging that his unfair expulsion for sexual misconduct "was Yale’s ticket to restoring its tarnished image."

10 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened a new case at Rhodes College, in Tennessee.

9 p.m.

Case documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act have been added for investigations at four colleges: Knox College, Stanford University, Washington State University, and Whitworth University. The Office for Civil Rights completely redacted the Stanford documents.

8:15 p.m.

A former swimmer at Stanford University who was convicted of three rape-related felonies for assaulting an unconscious woman outdoors on the campus has been sentenced to six months in jail.

9:30 p.m.

BuzzFeed reported that a recently opened Title IX investigation at Indiana University at Bloomington was based on a complaint that had been filed in March of 2016.

10:05 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened two new cases: one each at Gannon University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

5:32 p.m.

BuzzFeed reported that a female student had been expelled from Washington State University after she was found responsible for sexual misconduct in connection with her alleged assault of a male peer. The woman insisted that she had been falsely accused. The university's Title IX coordinator told BuzzFeed that Washington State "takes every complaint of sexual assault seriously."

8:39 p.m.

Another male student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against Cornell University, claiming it denied him a fair hearing before disciplining him.

9 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened six new cases: one each at Edmonds Community College, in Washington State; Dawson Community College, in Montana; Indiana University at Bloomington; Mount St. Mary's University of Maryland; Saint Mary's College of California; and St. Olaf College.

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