A Huffington Post report out today says the University of Kansas is in the midst of a second Title IX investigation launched this summer by the U.S. Department of Education, for how the school handled sexual assault complaints.
KU was already on the education department’s Office of Civil Rights list of 150 colleges and universities being investigated for the way they have responded in Title IX cases. Title IX, is the federal law, that protects students from gender discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
The two ongoing KU investigations involve separate complaints of sexual assault made to the university a year apart by a single female student. They also involve a complaint by the female student that KU officials that were looking into one of the sexual assault complaints tried to make her waive medical privacy rights.
According to the online news website the male student accused in the case was found to be guilty of non-consensual sex with the female in one case. He was given probation and banned from student housing. The female, who was a freshman from out of state at the time, later filed a second complaint with the university’s office that reviews Title IX cases. That complaint related to a previous encounter with the same male student.
The university did not respond today to a call from the Kansas City Star about the two federal investigations.