Title IX

Tracking Sexual Assault Investigations
In this era of enforcement, the government has conducted 453 investigations of colleges for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.
So far, 107 cases have been resolved and 346 remain open.

Recent Developments

10:43 a.m.

Since November 26, the Office for Civil Rights has opened two investigations, at the College of Wooster and the University of Montana at Missoula, and closed seven others. Two cases at Vincennes University were resolved by resolution agreement; one case each at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and San Francisco State University were resolved because of insufficient evidence; one case each at Connecticut College and Newbury College were resolved by early complaint resolution; and one case at the University of Akron was resolved in what the civil-rights office described as a "closure with change." One other case at Akron remains open.

4 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened one investigation at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and resolved one at Cornell University. It cited insufficient evidence in resolving the Cornell case. Four other investigations there remain open.

4 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had resolved three cases, reaching resolution agreements with Buffalo State College, Cisco College, and Humboldt State University. Two investigations at Buffalo State remain open.

10:28 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened one new case, at St. Olaf College, and resolved two others, at Catholic University of America and Motlow State Community College. St. Olaf now has two open investigations.

4:16 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened two new cases, at the University of California at Davis and at the University of South Florida. Both institutions have one other investigation open.

3:40 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened two new cases, at Creighton University and MCPHS University, and resolved two others, at Saint Norbert College and the University of Chicago. The latter two cases were resolved because of insufficient evidence. Two investigations at the University of Chicago remain open.

3:31 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened one new case, at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and resolved one other, at the University of Denver. The Denver case was resolved by administrative closure.

5:20 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened three new cases and resolved seven others. It opened cases at Bowling Green State University, Newbury College, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It resolved one investigation each at Denison University, Lewis-Clark State College, the University of Houston, and Westminster College, as well as two at Washington State University, because of insufficient evidence. It resolved one at the University of Idaho by administrative closure. One investigation remains open at both Denison University and the University of Idaho, as do two at Washington State University.

11:58 a.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened two new cases and resolved five others. It opened cases at Lincoln Memorial University and Longwood University. It resolved investigations at the Berklee College of Music, Chadron State College, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Yale University by administrative closure, and an investigation at Ohio State University because of insufficient evidence. Two investigations at Ohio State remain open.

7:46 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened four new cases and closed three others. It opened cases at Bennington College, Florida State University, Motlow State Community College, and Texas Tech University. It resolved investigations at Corning Community College, Idaho State University, and Stanford University, all by administrative closure. Two investigations at Stanford remain open.

5:52 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had resolved one case, at Cornell University, by administrative closure. Five other investigations at Cornell remain open.

6 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened three new cases: one each at Hampton University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both newly under review; and one at the University of Chicago, its third active investigation (another was resolved last month). The office also said it had administratively closed one of two active cases at Duke University and resolved a case at the State University of New York College at Purchase because of insufficient evidence.

5:15 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened two new cases: one at Connecticut College and one at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, both of which are newly under review. The office also said it had resolved one of two cases at Allegheny College. That investigation was resolved by administrative closure.

3:12 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened one new case, at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and resolved one other, at the University of Texas-Pan American. The Texas case was resolved because of insufficient evidence.

3:16 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened five new cases: one at the College of William & Mary, which has an active investigation already, and one each at Bethel University of Tennessee, Howard University, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and Utah Valley University, which are newly under review. The office also said it had resolved one case, at Duke University. That investigation was resolved by administrative closure.

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