Feds announce first list of colleges under investigation for harassment/violence mishandling

Today, for the first time ever, the Feds have released a complete list of schools under investigation for their (mis)handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

Previously the Department of Education’s policy was to wait until someone asked about a specific school to confirm or deny whether there was any investigation, which obviously isn’t very efficient or transparent. The change is part of the ongoing push by the Obama Administration to combat sexual violence against women in college.

A complete list of the 55 schools nationwide currently under investigation, organized by state, is at the bottom of this post.

The Massachusetts schools under investigation (for our many Bay State readers) are: Amherst College, B.U., Emerson, Harvard (undergrad & law school), & UMass Amherst.

While I should note that these investigations may find the complaints without merit, I would also stress much more strongly that, in light of the notorious track record so many schools (including some of those Massachusetts schools I just mentioned) and the sheer volume of inquiries schools launch every year, it is probably far more likely that this is the tip of the problem iceberg rather than some false witch-hunt, for basically all the schools on this list.

Complete list via Boston.com:

AZ—Arizona State University

CA—Butte-Glen Community College District

CA—Occidental College

CA—University of California-Berkeley

CA—University of Southern California

CO—Regis University

CO—University of Colorado at Boulder

CO—University of Colorado at Denver

CO—University of Denver

CT—University of Connecticut

DC—Catholic University of America

FL—Florida State University

GA—Emory University

HI—University of Hawaii at Manoa

ID—University of Idaho

IL—Knox College

IL—University of Chicago

IN—Indiana University-Bloomington

IN—Vincennes University

MA—Amherst College

MA—Boston University

MA—Emerson College

MA—Harvard College

MA—Harvard University Law School

MA—University of Massachusetts-Amherst

MD—Frostburg State University

MI—Michigan State University

MI—University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

NC—Guilford College

NC—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ND—Minot State University

NH—Dartmouth College

NJ—Princeton University

NY—Cuny Hunter College

NY—Hobart and William Smith Colleges

NY—Sarah Lawrence College

NY—Suny at Binghamton

OH—Denison University

OH—Ohio State University

OH—Wittenberg University

OK—Oklahoma State University

PA—Carnegie Mellon University

PA—Franklin and Marshall College

PA—Pennsylvania State University

PA—Swarthmore College

PA—Temple University

TN—Vanderbilt University

TX—Southern Methodist University

TX—The University of Texas-Pan American

VA—College of William and Mary

VA—University of Virginia

WA—Washington State University

WI—University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

WV—Bethany College

WV—West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

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