A list of 55 U.S. colleges was released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights of schools that are being investigated due to alleged improper responses to complaints of sexual assaults and harassment on their campuses, Reuters reported on May 1.
Reports said that the probe was initiated due to possible student rights violations at schools that were funded by the government. The agency said they are making the list public in order to further discourage sexual assaults and persuade schools to develop stricter policies in handling such cases on their campuses. Colleges may face litigations or may be denied government funds if they refuse to comply with the federal agency.
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