This can't be good...
A Department of Education probe went as far as releasing the names of 55 colleges and universities currently being looked at for their handling (or lack thereof) of sexual assault cases on campus.
Just because the school was named in the report doesn't mean there is a violation. But is does mean that the DoE is looking into something on campus...
“We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue,” said Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights. “I also want to make it clear that a college or university’s appearance on this list and being the subject of a Title IX investigation in no way indicates at this stage that the college or university is violating or has violated the law.”
President Barack Obama created a task force to look at the issue after hearing complaints about the treatment of rape victims on college campuses. The results were released this week.
Title IX itself, as part of its language, prohibits discrimination in schools that get federal funding. Funds can be withheld if serious violations of Title IX are found by these investigations. But that really hasn't happened as a consistent by-product of digging...
A website is now up, notalone.gov, offering information to victims about past enforcement actions on campuses. Their lead paragraph:
Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools.
Ohio State University is trying to stay "ahead of the curve" (their words) when it comes to sexual assault on campus
Here is the list of schools that are under open investigation as of May 1:
•Arizona State University
•Butte-Glen Community College District
•University of California at Berkeley
•University of Southern California
•University of Colorado at Boulder
•University of Colorado at Denver
•University of Denver
•University of Connecticut
•Catholic University of America
•Florida State University
•University of Hawaii at Manoa
•University of Idaho
•University of Chicago
•Harvard University Law School
•University of Massachusetts at Amherst
•Frostburg State University
•Michigan State University
•University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
•University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
•Minot State University
•CUNY Hunter College
•Hobart and William Smith Colleges
•Sarah Lawrence College
•SUNY at Binghamton
•Ohio State University
•Oklahoma State University
•Carnegie Mellon University
•Franklin and Marshall College
•Pennsylvania State University
•Southern Methodist University
•The University of Texas Pan-American
•College of William and Mary
•University of Virginia
•Washington State University
•University of Wisconsin at Whitewater
•West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine