Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2013, when The News Journal reported on the case of an accused male student who sued the university in federal court, saying it had denied him due process. The student asserted that the university had improperly suspended him after criminal charges had already been dropped. The administration's inquiry found him not responsible for the alleged misconduct. The suit was dismissed in March 2015, according to court documents.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online.