University of Northern Iowa to Review Its Procedures for Dealing With Sexual Assaults

The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Rapids has announced plans to conduct a comprehensive review of its policies and procedures concerning sexual harassment complaints and sexual assault allegations.

A woman, who was sexually assaulted in her dormitory room in 2004, is currently suing the university over its handling of the incident. The woman claims that the university treated her with “great animosity” after the incident. The lawsuit is seeking monetary damages but also asks the courts to order the university to reform its policies and procedures for dealing with incidents of sexual assault.

The lawsuit is not expected to go to trial until Apr1l 2013.

Filed Under: Sexual Assault/Harassment


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