Education
1:57 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

UW-Whitewater on List of Schools Investigated for Sexual Assault Handling

Starin Hall at UW-Whitewater
Credit Matthew Nicklas, Flickr

The U.S. Dept. of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities that it is investigating for possible Title IX violations.

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funding, including when it comes to offering athletic activities. However, the law also regulates how schools handle sexual violence.

Two days ago, a White House task force promised greater transparency about the issue of sexual assaults within higher education. This marks the first time the government has released the names of institutions being investigated for possible violations. Students, in those cases, have alleged that their school failed to protect them.

UW-Whitewater is the only Wisconsin school appearing on the list of 55.

Institutions include are both public and private, big and small:

Arizona State University

Butte-Glen Community College

District Occidental College

University of California (Berkeley)

University of Southern California

Regis University

University of Colorado (Boulder)

University of Colorado (Denver)

University of Denver

University of Connecticut

Catholic University

Florida State University

Emory University

University of Hawaii (Manoa)

University of Idaho

Knox College

University of Chicago

Indiana University (Bloomington)

Vincennes University

Amherst College

Boston University

Emersen College

Harvard (college and law school)

University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

Frostburg State University

Michigan State University

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Guilford College

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Minot State University

Dartmouth College

Princeton University

CUNY (Hunter)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Sarah Lawrence College

SUNY (Binghamton)

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 University of Texas (Pan American)

College of William and Mary

University of Virginia

Washington State University

University of Wisconsin (Whitewater)

Bethany College