Dept. of Ed: Yale Failed to Properly Report Sex Crimes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University could be fined for failing to include some sex crimes in annual reports to the government several years ago. In addition, the university also failed to issue timely warnings of incidents that posed a threat to the college community.

Yale officials view the potential fine as unnecessary, since the violations occurred nearly a decade ago and have been corrected, the Associated Press reports. 

Federal officials said the university did not include sex offenses reported to its Sexual Harassment Grievance Board in the statistics it reported. When the U.S. Department of Education asked for those reports, Yale disclosed four additional sex offenses from 2001 and 2002 but said the board did not keep records of such cases. Therefore, according to federal officials, the statistics submitted by Yale are unverifiable.

The Department of Education began its review in 2004 after an article in Yale Alumni Magazine raised issues about the university’s compliance with campus security requirements.

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