Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when the Education Department added the university to a list of institutions facing a federal inquiry for potential Title IX violations over their handling of sexual-violence cases. At the time, the university said it was cooperating with the department's inquiry but said it could not discuss details of the investigation.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and published a report outlining the results of a student survey on sex harassment and gender-based violence. About 10 percent of respondents said they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact.
The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.