Sexual assault gained attention at the university when the administration said the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights was investigating its response to a student's complaint about an alleged sexual assault.
Two alleged victims of sexual assault have sued the university, arguing that it mishandled their reports. San Diego was dropped from the first lawsuit, which the plaintiff settled with the alleged perpetrators. The second lawsuit is pending. "When the evidence comes out," a university official told The San Diego Union-Tribune in September 2016, "it will demonstrate that USD responded promptly and appropriately to the incident.”
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to improve its policies.
This nine-page document bundle includes two letters from the Department of Education to the university and the complainant, alerting both that an investigation is being opened and requesting data from the university (the data request was mostly re...
This investigation was based on a complaint from a student who also sued the university. The student's lawyer told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he was notified that the federal investigation had been dropped because it would duplicate the efforts of the litigation.
The investigation was administratively closed by the Education Department, which means there is no letter of findings or resolution agreement. No closure letter has yet been made public.
The attorney representing a University of San Diego student who alleges administrators did not properly respond after she reported she was raped said he is preparing to file a second lawsuit on behalf of another student with a s...