Frostburg State University Found in Violation of Title IX, Agrees to Alter Policies and Procedures

frostburgAn investigation by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education found that Frostburg State University in Maryland was in violation of Title IX for inadequate policies and procedures to investigate and respond to incidents of sexual assault on its campus. Frostburg State University enrolls about 5,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. Women make up 51 percent of the undergraduate student body.

The investigation was prompted by complaints filed by two women students who claimed that they were forced to endure a sexually hostile environment on campus. One of the women alleged that she was sexually assaulted in a campus vehicle by a university police officer. Overall, the Department of Education investigated more than 40 incidents over a five-year period.

The investigation found that the university failed to “promptly and equitably respond to complaints of sexual violence, including sexual assault.”

Frostburg State University agreed to a resolution of the complaint. A copy of the resolution agreement can be found here.

Filed Under: Sexual Assault/HarassmentTitle IX


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