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Read: Report: Complaints to OCR Have Doubled Since 2005

Report: Complaints to OCR Have Doubled Since 2005

Despite the increase, staffing at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has decreased by 15 percent in the past decade.

Read: Iowa College Takes Unusual Step Towards Reviewing Sexual Assault Cases

Iowa College Takes Unusual Step Towards Reviewing Sexual Assault Cases

A small Iowa college has surprised people by requesting that the Office for Civil Rights review their handling of three sexual assault cases.

Study Shows Colleges Continue to Underreport Sexual Assault

A recent study found that sexual assault reports significantly rise when a university is being audited for possible Clery Act violations but drop back down after the investigation is complete.

Read: Feds Find SMU in Violation of Title IX

Feds Find SMU in Violation of Title IX

OCR determined that Southern Methodist University failed to promptly and equitably respond to student complaints of gender-based harassment and sexual violence, including sexual assault, and to reports of retaliatory harassment.

OCR Finds Princeton Violated Title IX

The investigation revealed that the school didn’t have appropriate policies, didn’t address a sexually hostile environment for a student and failed to respond appropriately to sexual assault claims.

Number of Colleges Under Fire for Their Handling of Sexual Assaults Up to 85

Eighty-five higher education institutions are being scrutinized for the ways in which they address sexual violence.

Read: VMI and OCR Reach Title IX Agreement

VMI and OCR Reach Title IX Agreement

School will revise its marriage, parenthood and sexual violence policies.

Read: Tufts and OCR Settle Title IX Disagreement

Tufts and OCR Settle Title IX Disagreement

University president says Dept. of Ed made an example of Tufts to warn other campuses.

Read: U of Colorado Settles Sexual Assault Case for $32K

U of Colorado Settles Sexual Assault Case for $32K

School is also being investigated by OCR for possible Title IX violations.

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