Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2013, when a student wrote an anonymous post on a Facebook page for student confessions claiming to have raped a female student. Administrators said the post was a hoax, but it prompted students to organize in protest of sexual assaults on college campuses.
A student accused and found responsible for a sexual assault has spoken publicly about what he sees as a rush to judgment by the institution. The male student, who has graduated, said he served a three-semester suspension after being found responsible for a rape in 2012. He maintains he was wrongly accused, and sued the college in 2015, seeking damages and that the college be ordered to comply with Title IX.