A student who filed a federal Title IX complaint against Kentucky and also sued the institution shared her Title IX complaint with reporters. She says her alleged assailant, a former football player found responsible for sexual misconduct by the institution and expelled, but not criminally indicted on charges of first-degree rape, has appealed three findings by the university and been granted a fourth hearing.
Students have protested the university’s handling of sexual assault.
Kentucky has collected resources online and conducted a mandatory climate survey, in which 5 percent of students reported unwanted sexual experiences in the past year.
A spokesman for the university told a local newspaper that this investigation was based on a federal Title IX complaint involving a student. "The university believes the matter has been handled appropriately," the spokesman said.