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Indiana University, Vincennes University under Title IX investigation over sexual assault cases

The Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation over the way they handled sexual assault cases on campus. Two Indiana schools – Indiana University and Vincennes University – are on the list.

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 2:24 p.m.

Indiana University in Bloomington and Vincennes University are the two Indiana schools on the list of 55 public and private colleges being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX law for the way they've handled sexual assault cases.

The department said it will keep an updated list of schools facing the investigation that will be available on request, the Associated Press reported.

Other universities included on the list are University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Harvard College, Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University.

“We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue,” Catherine E. Lhamon, the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said.

The list is only an indication that the schools are under investigation – not that they have broken any law. Investigations were started by complaints made directly to the Department of Education or by the department after compliance reviews stemming from news stories and other factors, the Associated Press reported.

While the decision to make the list public was difficult, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said transparency is important because it increases the discussion on sexual assault around the country.

Duncan added that the discomfort schools on the list might experience is incomparable to the discomfort, trauma and other difficulties experienced by victims of sexual assault.

What do you think about the schools named to the list? How can universities handle sexual assault cases better?


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