The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims, collected resources online, revised its nondiscrimination policies, and announced a government grant to enhance victim services and improve prevention.
Phi Delta Theta International suspended the Washburn chapter of the fraternity in April 2015 after discovering sexually vulgar text messages among members.
This 11-page document bundle includes letters from the Department of Education to the university and complainant informing them that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (the data request is mostly redacted).
This investigation followed a federal complaint that an alleged victim of sexual assault filed against the university in April 2014, Washburn’s president, Jerry Farley, told reporters. The campus police department had investigated the report, he said, found responsible and punished the accused student, and shared information with the local district attorney’s office. “It does not appear that Washburn has violated any university policy or procedure or any federal law or regulation,” the president wrote in an email to staff members.
A federal investigation of Washburn University's handling of sexual violence complaints stems from a sexual assault involving two students, a rare event on campus, school president Jerry Farley said Wednesday.