Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2012 when a former student, Angie Epifano, penned a letter in the college's student newspaper detailing the circumstances of an alleged rape, and what she considered to be the administration's inadequate response.
Amherst was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department in May 2014.
Students have protested the institution’s handling of sexual assault.
Two students, Ms. Epifano and an anonymous graduate, have filed federal complaints against the institution for allegedly mishandling reported sexual assaults.
A student who was expelled after being found responsible for a sexual assault has sued the college, alleging an unfair rush to judgment by the institution.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and said it has improved its procedures since 2012.
This 13-page document bundle includes letters from the Department of Education to the college and complainant informing them that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the college (the data request is almost entirely redacted).
SPRINGFIELD -- A former Amherst College student expelled in 2013 after being found responsible for sexual assault is suing the college, arguing that a "deeply flawed" investigation failed to consider key evidence that proved his innocence.
Two former Amherst College students filed federal complaints against the prestigious private college this week, alleging that administrators trivialized their sexual assault reports and worked to isolate them both, even urging them to take a year ...
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