The university has faced a series of lawsuits from accused students who said the disciplinary proceedings they faced were unfair and unconstitutional. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported in 2015 that at least two of the lawsuits had been dismissed. The Enquirer reported in October 2016 that a male student found responsible for sexual assault by the university had filed a federal lawsuit against it. The university has said that it is committed to ensuring that its processes are fair for all students.
In 2015, students raised concerns about the restructuring of a peer-advocacy program known on campus as Reclaim. The program had been suspended "after the university said it could not promise confidentiality," according to the Enquirer.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to revise its policies.
This six-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).