Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in 2014, when a freshman quarterback for the university's football team was accused of sexual battery. The university suspended him from the team and banned him from the campus, but days later his accuser withdrew her criminal complaint.
In 2015, Florida released its results from a campus climate survey on sexual misconduct, a project of the Association of American Universities. One in five female undergraduates reported that they had experienced some type of sexual assault, according to the university.
In 2016, the university let go a Title IX officer after lawyers for another accused football player accused the officer of holding too much sway over student discipline. After the officer was removed from the case, another hearing officer found the player not responsible for sexual misconduct.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to strengthen its education and prevention programs.