Is Your School One Of The 55 Under Federal Investigation For Mishandling Sexual Assault?

The U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 schools under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assaults on campus. Catherine E. Lhamon, the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said,”We are making this list available in an effort to bring more transparency to our enforcement work and to foster better public awareness of civil rights.”

I think this level of transparency is important because the #1 reason why colleges mishandle rape, other than that they don’t take it seriously, is that they don’t want the bad publicity. Colleges handle rape cases internally and they do it poorly to hide the fact that rapists go to their school. The U.S. Department of Education is making their worst nightmares come true. It’s sending the messages to universities that not protecting their students from sexual harassment is a far worse offense and public relations nightmare than the public knowing that a sexual assault occurred.

See if your school is on the list of universities who mishandled sexual assaults.

AZ Arizona State University
CA Butte-Glen Community College District
CA Occidental College
CA University of California-Berkeley
CA University of Southern California
CO Regis University
CO University of Colorado at Boulder
CO University of Colorado at Denver
CO University of Denver
CT University of Connecticut
DC Catholic University of America
FL Florida State University
GA Emory University
HI University of Hawaii at Manoa
ID University of Idaho
IL Knox College
IL University of Chicago
IN Indiana University-Bloomington
IN Vincennes University
MA Amherst College
MA Boston University
MA Emerson College
MA Harvard College
MA Harvard University—Law School
MA University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MD Frostburg State University
MI Michigan State University
MI University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
NC Guilford College
NC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ND Minot State University
NH Dartmouth College
NJ Princeton University
NY Cuny Hunter College
NY Hobart and William Smith Colleges
NY Sarah Lawrence College
NY Suny at Binghamton
OH Denison University
OH Ohio State University
OH Wittenberg University
OK Oklahoma State University
PA Carnegie Mellon University
PA Franklin and Marshall College
PA Pennsylvania State University
PA Swarthmore College
PA Temple University
TN Vanderbilt University
TX Southern Methodist University
TX The University of Texas-Pan American
VA College of William and Mary
VA University of Virginia
WA Washington State University
WI University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
WV Bethany College
WV West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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