Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2012 after student protests over the issue, coupled with steps by the college to overhaul its policies.
Students have protested the institution’s handling of sexual assault.
At a University Assembly meeting two months before the Title IX investigation was opened, an administrator said campus investigations of sexual assaults were typically taking longer than the 60-day window endorsed by federal guidance, the Cornell Daily Sun reported.
A former student accused of sexual assault, known in a lawsuit he filed only as John Doe, has alleged that the university denied him due process in investigating a complaint filed against him by a female student, with whom he said he'd had consensual sex. He said in the 2015 lawsuit that the university first recommended he be expelled, before deciding instead to deny him his diploma for two years.
Another male student accused of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the university, claiming it denied him a fair hearing before disciplining him, the Ithaca Journal reported.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and committed to providing better training for students on the issue, among other things.
This seven-page document bundle includes two letters from the Department of Education to the university and the complainant, alerting both that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (the data request was mostly r...
This 10-page document bundle includes two letters from the Department of Education to the university and the complainant, alerting both that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (the latter of which is redacted).
A former Cornell University student who was suspended for alleged sexual misconduct is seeking monetary damages and a reversal of Cornell's findings in a lawsuit filed on Thursday with the United States District Court for the Northern District of ...