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.
In August 2014, The Huffington Post published an article with details from a federal complaint filed against the institution. The student who filed the complaint was not identified. She told the news site that she did not want to report her alleged assailant, but asserted that the university went forward anyway with an investigation that she described as flawed.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault and collected resources online.