Title IX

Tracking Sexual Assault Investigations
In this era of enforcement, the government has conducted 447 investigations of colleges for possibly mishandling reports of sexual violence.
So far, 94 cases have been resolved and 353 remain open.

Recent Developments

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.

4:20 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened five new cases: one at Stonehill College, which has an active investigation already, one each at Alabama A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, and the University of Vermont, which are newly under review, and one at George Washington University, where one previous case was resolved in 2011. The office also said it had resolved one case, at the University of Chicago. That investigation was resolved by administrative closure.

4 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened six new cases: one each at Ohio State University and the University of Florida, which have active investigations already, one each at Humboldt State University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Ursinus College, which are newly under review, and one at Michigan State University, where two previous cases were resolved in 2015. The office also said it had resolved two cases, at Grinnell College and Princeton University. Both of those investigations were resolved by administrative closure.

12:56 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened three investigations and resolved two others. The office opened cases at Southern Arkansas University, its first investigation in this era of enforcement; Guilford College, its second; and Southern University at Baton Rouge, also its second. The resolved investigations covered cases at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both of those investigations were administratively closed.

4:37 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened two investigations and resolved one other. The office opened cases at the State University of New York at Delhi, its first investigation in this era of enforcement, and at Texas A&M University at College Station, its second. The resolved investigation covered a case at the Butte-Glenn Community College District. It was resolved by a resolution agreement.

5:10 p.m.

The Office for Civil Rights said it had opened five new cases, one each at Baptist Bible College, Ball State University, and the University of Wyoming, and two at Washington University in St. Louis. All of the cases are their respective institutions' first investigations in this era of enforcement.

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