The University of Oregon is paying $800,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a student who said she was raped by three basketball players — one who at the time was under investigation at a previous school he tranferred from.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Wednesday that in the settlement agreement, the unnamed woman in addtion to a portion of the settlement will have her tuition, housing, and student fees waived for four more years.
The settlement also states that the university has agreed to “continue to pursue a policy change requiring all transfer applicants to report any disciplinary history they have at their current or prior schools...”
The Chronicle reported that the woman sued the University of Oregon, and its basketball coach at the beginning of the year, asserting, among other things, that they “should have known the threat posed,” by the player who transferred to the Eugene campus from, Providence College, in Rhode Island. The coach, Dana Altman was dropped from the lawsuit as a defendant on Friday.