Sexual assault gained attention on the campus in May 2017, when a student published an op-ed in the student newspaper about being assaulted. She criticized the university's handling of her report.
The head of the university's Title IX office would not comment to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the specifics of the student's case, but said the university was working to speed up its investigations, to bring them in line with federal guidance.
The campus took part in a 2015 climate survey about sexual misconduct that was organized by the Association of American Universities. About 23 percent of undergraduate women said they had experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact involving physical force or incapacitation since entering college.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, and taken steps to strengthen its prevention and education efforts.