Feds investigate sex assaults at Vanderbilt University

Feds investigate sex assaults at Vanderbilt University

April 29th, 2014 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Federal investigators will examine sexual violence at Vanderbilt University in response to a complaint filed in November by six current and former female students.

The Office for Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education decided to open a case to look into possible failings in how Vanderbilt responded to sex crimes, a spokesman told The Tennessean on Tuesday.

The students charge that women were discouraged from going forward with reports of sexual violence, university staff failed to follow through after incidents, education efforts were lacking and help for victims was not readily available.

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