VCU investigated for how it addresses sexual violence

VCURICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Commonwealth University is under federal investigation for how it addresses sexual violence. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that VCU has been added to the list of 131 higher-education institutions under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Neither the university nor the federal office would disclose details of the case that put VCU on the list. VCU this month put new procedures in place for addressing assault allegations, capping a yearlong effort to bring its Title IX polices into compliance at a cost of about $1 million. Five other Virginia schools are on the list of those being investigated. They are the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, James Madison University, the University of Richmond and Washington and Lee University.

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