Sexual assault gained attention on the system's flagship campus in 2014 when the student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, published an account by a female student of being sexually assaulted.
A local television station reported that a federal complaint was filed claiming the university did not appropriately respond to a student's report that she was raped by a former student in her dorm room in March 2015.
The system has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online. In February 2015, the Louisiana Board of Regents passed a new sexual-assault policy for the state's public colleges to follow, requiring that campuses provide training on sexual-assault prevention and conduct climate surveys every three years, 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.