Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in January 2015, when the Orlando Sentinel reported on the case of a male student who fought in court to be reinstated after he was suspended over an alleged sexual assault. He was not charged with a crime in connection with the allegations, but a judge eventually refused his bid to overturn the suspension.
The Sentinel also reported on the case of a fraternity that was suspended after one of its members was caught on video chanting the word "rape." A campus disciplinary panel found that the fraternity did not violate university policy. The man in the video was accused of raping a student, but he was not charged with a crime.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to strengthen its prevention and education programs, in part by focusing on bystander-intervention techniques.