Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when Vincennes was named in May 2014 as one of the initial 55 colleges under investigation by the Education Department in this wave of federal enforcement.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and promoted awareness, including with an “It’s on Us” campaign to prevent sexual assault.
The university has no dedicated sexual-assault-resource coordinator or team but points students to its counseling center, police department, and a community-based victim-assistance program.
A former student has sued the institution in federal court, saying a classmate who sexually assaulted her was known to campus officials after having been accused by fellow students at least six times of sexual misconduct and threatening behavior.
This 62-page document bundle includes correspondence between the Department of Education and Vincennes, as well as with the complainant. In addition, the documents contain the original complaint (largely redacted).