Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Education Department identified it in an initial list of 55 institutions facing a federal inquiry for potential Title IX violations over their handling of sexual-violence cases.
An alleged victim of sexual assault spoke publicly to The New York Times about what she saw as an inadequate response by the institution. The administration responded to the story by saying it disagreed with the description of events and the portrayal of the institution.
Students have protested the institution’s handling of sexual assault.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, started an effort known as "A Culture of Respect" that seeks to improve the institution's climate, and revamped its policies on sexual misconduct.
This eight-page document bundle includes two letters from the Department of Education to the university and the complainant, alerting both that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (most of the data request is r...