A student who filed a federal complaint against the institution for allegedly mishandling a reported sexual assault has spoken publicly about her experience. Speaking under the pseudonym "Sarah," the student told The Huffington Post that the administration bungled its response to an assault she reported in 2015. She said that administrators told her they might not be able to use texts from the accused student as evidence in the disciplinary process, and that officials tried to keep her friends from speaking out. A university representative told BuzzFeed News that the institution has "a rigorous and exhaustive protocol and support process to ensure that all concerns are addressed."
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online.
These documents are notification letters to the university and complainant from the Department of Education alerting both that a new investigation was being opened and requesting additional information.