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Feds Release List Of 55 Colleges Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigations, And It’s About Time

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Feds Release List Of 55 Colleges Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigations  And It s About Time shutterstock 131270519 1398975441 142 196 156 251 280x192 jpgToday the Department of Education released a list of dozens of universities that are facing Title IX sexual assault investigations. Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding — including in their athletics programs. It’s about time these universities are taken to task for their inability to take sexual assault cases seriously.

This week, a task force convened by President Obama met to figure out a way to curb campus sexual assault. One of the things the task force decided was to create greater transparency in their Title IX investigative process. If colleges were adept at handling campus assault we probably wouldn’t need this list, would we?

For example, Florida State’s star athlete Jameis Winston just won a Heisman trophy, a month after state prosecutors revealed that they would not press charges stemming from a rape allegation. FSU never even held a disciplinary hearing to deal with the allegations. Universities that don’t take allegations seriously or that place the careers of athletes over the safety and well-being of their students are the reason a list like this needs to exist.

Yesterday, The White House also released a PSA starring Steve Carrel, Daniel Craig and others as part of their campaign to curb sexual assault.

Here is the full list. It will be updated as new investigations start and others are closed.

Arizona

Arizona State University

Calilfornia

Butte-Glen Community College District

Occidental College

University of California-Berkeley

University of Southern California

Colorado

Regis University

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Denver

Connecticut

University of Connecticut

District of Columbia

Catholic University of America

Florida

Florida State University

Georgia

Emory University

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Idaho

University of Idaho

Illinois

Knox College

University of Chicago

Indiana

Indiana University-Bloomington

Vincennes University

Maryland

Frostburg State University

Massachusetts

Amherst College

Boston University

Emerson College

Harvard College

Harvard University—Law School

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Michigan

Michigan State University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

New Jersey

Princeton University

New York

Cuny Hunter College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Sarah Lawrence College

Suny at Binghamton

North Carolina

Guilford College

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Dakota

Minot State University

Ohio

Denison University

Ohio State University

Wittenberg University

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Mellon University

Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania State University

Swarthmore College

Temple University

Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Texas

Southern Methodist University

The University of Texas-Pan American

Virginia

College of William and Mary

University of Virginia

Washington

Washington State University

West Virginia

Bethany College

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

(photo: Jorge Salcedo/ Shutterstock)

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