Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when a student, known by the name "Gabrielle," filed a Title IX complaint against the institution, alleging it failed to protect her from her abusive ex-girlfriend.
Carnegie Mellon was one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation in this wave of federal enforcement as announced by the Education Department in May 2014.
According to the complaint, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Gabrielle, the university did not remove the ex-girlfriend after it found her responsible for sexual misconduct, Gabrielle continued to have classes with the ex-girlfriend even though she had obtained a no-contact order, and a hearing board asked Gabrielle why she remained in the relationship after she said she was raped.
Students have protested the institution’s handling of sexual assault.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and conducted a survey on the campus climate, among other things.
After the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Title IX Complaint against Carnegie Mellon in December, the university became one of over 50 schools in the nation under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil R...