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