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Here Are the 55 Colleges in America Facing Federal Sexual-Assault Investigations

The list ranges from behemoth state schools like Arizona State University to several in the Ivy League.

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The Education Department publicly released Thursday a list of 55 U.S. colleges and universities currently under investigation for mishandling sexual-assault cases, a swift and unprecedented move that arrives just days after the White House pledged more transparency on the issue.

The list is populated with large state schools such as Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, as well as prestigious Ivy League schools, including Dartmouth, Harvard, and Princeton.

"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," Catherine Lhamon, the deparment's assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement. "We hope this increased transparency will spur community dialogue about this important issue."

 

Lhamon additionally noted that a school's appearance on the list "in no way indicates at this stage that the college or university is violating or has violated [Title IX]." Going forward, the department will maintain an updated list and make it available upon request.

Title IX is part of a 1972 law that bars gender discrimination at schools that accept federal funding. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill have vocally called on the government to do more to stop sexual assaults from occurring on college campuses.

On Tuesday, the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released its first report, which included recommendations for how colleges should handle sexual violence. The task force, which was created by President Obama in January, said one in five female students is assaulted nationally, often by someone the victim knows.

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Arizona Arizona State University
California Butte-Glen Community College District
  Occidental College
  University of California-Berkeley
  University of Southern California
Colorado Regis University
  University of Colorado at Boulder
  University of Colorado at Denver
  University of Denver
Connecticut University of Connecticut
DC Catholic University of America
Florida Florida State University
Georgia Emory University
Hawaii University of Hawaii at Manoa
Idaho University of Idaho
Illinois Knox College
  University of Chicago
Indiana Indiana University-Bloomington
  Vincennes University
Massachusetts Amherst College
  Boston University
  Emerson College
  Harvard College
  Harvard University—Law School
  University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Maryland Frostburg State University
Michigan Michigan State University
  University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
North Carolina Guilford College
  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Dakota Minot State University
New Hampshire Dartmouth College
New Jersey Princeton University
New York Cuny Hunter College
  Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  Sarah Lawrence College
  Suny at Binghamton
Ohio Denison University
  Ohio State University
  Wittenberg University
Oklahoma Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University
  Franklin and Marshall College
  Pennsylvania State University
  Swarthmore College
  Temple University
Tennessee Vanderbilt University
Texas Southern Methodist University
  The University of Texas-Pan American
Virginia College of William and Mary
  University of Virginia
Washington Washington State University
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
West Virginia Bethany College
  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicin
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