Xavier U. of Ohio to Amend Policies on Sexual Assault After Title IX Investigation

Under an agreement that resolves an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Xavier University, in Cincinnati, will start multiple training and reporting programs to protect victims of sexual assault and harassment, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

The newspaper quoted a document from the federal office as saying that OCR would continue to monitor the university until it “has fulfilled the terms of this agreement and is in compliance with Title IX,” the 1972 law that prohibits sex discrimination at colleges that receive federal funds. The university said in a statement that it had admitted no wrongdoing and that it “has always taken allegations of sex discrimination, including harassment, assault and violence, very seriously.”

Since the federal investigation began last year, Xavier has removed two student-life administrators and has created a new position for a “director of student integrity” to oversee the student disciplinary process.

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