Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2011, when students staged a sit-in to demand changes to the college's sexual-misconduct policy. The administration adjusted its policy as a result of the demonstration.
In 2016, the student newspaper reported on the results of a campus climate survey. About 11 percent of the more than 600 respondents said they had been assaulted at Dickinson, according to the newspaper.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to strengthen its policies and prevention programs.
This ten-page document bundle includes letters from the Department of Education to the university and complainant informing them that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (most of the data request is redacted).
According to the released responses of the Sexual Assault Climate Survey, which was sent to all students spring 2015, 11.4 percent of the more than 600 respondents reported that they had been assaulted at Dickinson.