These Are The 55 Schools Facing A U.S. Federal Sexual Assault Probe

Princeton, Harvard Law School, and Dartmouth are among the 55 colleges and universities under federal investigation for mishandling sexual abuse claims.

1. On Thursday, May 1, the Department of Education released the list of 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX investigation over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.

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In a press release, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon 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. We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue.”

2. These are the 55 schools facing a federal probe:


1. Arizona State University
2. Butte-Glen Community College District
3. Occidental College
4. University of California-Berkeley
5. University of Southern California
6. Regis University
7. University of Colorado at Boulder
8. University of Colorado at Denver
9. University of Denver
10. University of Connecticut
11. Catholic University of America
12. Florida State University
13. Emory University
14. University of Hawaii at Manoa
15. University of Idaho
16. Knox College
17. University of Chicago
18. Indiana University-Bloomington
19. Vincennes University
20. Amherst College
21. Boston University
22. Emerson College
23. Harvard College
24. Harvard University—Law School
25. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
26. Frostburg State University
27. Michigan State University
28. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
29. Guilford College
30. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
31. Minot State University
32. Dartmouth College
33. Princeton University
34. Cuny Hunter College
35. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
36. Sarah Lawrence College
37. SUNY Binghamton
38. Denison University
39. Ohio State University
40. Wittenberg University
41. Oklahoma State University
42. Carnegie Mellon University
43. Franklin and Marshall College
44. Pennsylvania State University
45. Swarthmore College
46. Temple University
47. Vanderbilt University
48. Southern Methodist University
49. The University of Texas-Pan American
50. College of William and Mary
51. University of Virginia
52. Washington State University
53. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
54. Bethany College
55. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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