Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when a lawyer, Jim McCabe, filed a federal complaint against the college in February 2013, saying that a female student he represented was raped by an unnamed football player and that the college botched the investigation. No charges were filed.
In September 2014, the university dismissed another player, Brandon Banks, when it found out he faced felony charges connected to an incident of rape from when he attended Vanderbilt University.
Butte-Glenn Community College District was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department in May 2014.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and said it would conduct a survey of female students about the issue of sexual assault.
A previous version of the "campus context" section of this entry incorrectly stated that Brandon Banks, the football player dismissed by the college, was the same player accused by the woman who filed a Title IX complaint against the institution.
The U.S. Department of Education listed the Butte -- Glenn Community College District today as one of 55 higher education institutions nationally under investigation for possibly violating federal sexual violence reporting laws.