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.

The U.S. Department of Education reported that 85 colleges and universities are under fire for the ways in which they handle sexual violence cases on campus.

Fifty-five of the current investigations began in 2014, with nine of them added in the past two months, reports the Huffington Post.

The most recent schools that are under investigation include: Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Marlboro College in Vermont, Drake University in Iowa and Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Colleges and universities that receive federal funding are required to abide by the gender equity law Title IX. Schools that violate Title IX requirements can lose federal funding, although that has not yet happened. 

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