55 Colleges Face Sexual Assault Investigations

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The U.S. Department of Education released Thursday the names of all 55 colleges facing Title IX sexual assault investigations.

The list marks the first time the Department of Education has released a comprehensive list of schools under Title IX review. The publication of the list also comes just two days after a White House task force on campus sexual assault said that it would endeavor to create greater transparency in the government’s Title IX investigative process.

“We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue,” Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon said in a statement on the department’s website. “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.”

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. Students at dozens of colleges have filed Title IX complaints against their schools for mishandling sexual assault complaints on campus.

The Department of Education said it will not release any additional information about individual investigations other than when they began. The department added that it will disclose upon request as to whether each school did indeed violate Title IX and whether the school came to a resolution agreement with the government when each individual investigation is complete.

These are the schools currently under investigation. The list will be updated as new investigations arise and old ones are closed.


Arizona State University


Butte-Glen Community College District

Occidental College

University of California-Berkeley

University of Southern California


Regis University

University of Colorado at Boulder

University of Colorado at Denver

University of Denver


University of Connecticut

District of Columbia

Catholic University of America


Florida State University


Emory University


University of Hawaii at Manoa


University of Idaho


Knox College

University of Chicago


Indiana University-Bloomington

Vincennes University


Frostburg State University


Amherst College

Boston University

Emerson College

Harvard College

Harvard University—Law School

University of Massachusetts-Amherst


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


Denison University

Ohio State University

Wittenberg University


Oklahoma State University


Carnegie Mellon University

Franklin and Marshall College

Pennsylvania State University

Swarthmore College

Temple University


Vanderbilt University


Southern Methodist University

The University of Texas-Pan American


College of William and Mary

University of Virginia


Washington State University

West Virginia

Bethany College

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The White House on Wednesday released a PSA starring Daniel Craig, Steve Carell and others as part of a larger plan to curb sexual assault in the U.S.:

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