Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Office for Civil Rights notified the university in October 2014 that it was under investigation.
Students have protested the institution's handling of sexual assault.
A student who filed a federal complaint against the institution for allegedly mishandling a reported sexual assault has spoken publicly about her experience, saying, among other things, that the university found the accused student responsible, but handed down light sanctions.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and pledged its cooperation with the federal investigation.
Grand Valley State University is now among a growing list of schools nationwide under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence on campus, according to the U.S. Department of Education.