Title IX

Tracking Sexual Assault Investigations
In this era of enforcement, the government is conducting 241 investigations of colleges for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.
So far, 48 cases have been resolved.

Recent Developments

1:32 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."

4:39 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.

5 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.

4:47 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened a new case at the University at Buffalo.

12:10 p.m.

In a lawsuit that recently gained attention, a former student at Vincennes University sued the institution in federal court in 2015, saying a classmate who sexually assaulted her was known to campus officials after having been accused by fellow students at least six times of sexual misconduct and threatening behavior.

5:17 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened four new cases: one each at Stanford, Washington State, and Whitworth Universities, and one at Knox College.

7:30 a.m.

A Twitter user who identified herself as a Spelman College freshman said she had been raped by four unnamed students from Morehouse College. The student's allegation quickly gained attention on Twitter, under the hashtags #RapedAtSpelman and #RapedByMorehouse. Both colleges said they were investigating the allegation. The Atlanta Police Department said it did not have knowledge of the incident and was not investigating it.

6:06 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened two new cases: one at Babson College and one at Monroe Community College, in New York.

5:18 p.m.

A male student whom Stanford University found responsible for sexual assault has sued the institution in federal court, arguing that it failed to inform him of his rights and reached the wrong conclusion. The details of his case mirror those described in an accuser's email that was widely circulated in 2014.

4:32 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it has opened four new cases: two at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, one case at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and one case at Monmouth University, in New Jersey.

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