Colleges and Universities Under Federal Title IX Investigation

Students and parents have enough to be concerned about when they or their loved one faces Title IX.  It is therefore unfortunate that, in addition to having to be concerned about the potential consequences of an adverse finding, the major disruption to one's academics and personal life even if there is no finding of responsibility, and the like, students and parents have to be concerned that the Title IX investigation and disciplinary process at their school is fairly and properly handled.  The unfortunate reality is that colleges and universities at times mishandle what they are tasked to do, and this can affect both the complainant and the respondent in a Title IX campus disciplinary case.
 
The federal government, through the Department of Education and its Office of Civil Rights in particular (the DOE-OCR), is responsible for investigating colleges and universities nationwide alleged to have either mishandled allegations of sexual assault, sexual violence, or sexual misconduct against students, or failed to investigate such allegations altogether.  The shift in the Department of Education's aggressiveness in pursuing such investigations over the past several years is reflected by the increase in the number of schools under investigation; nearly five times the number only two years ago. 
 
In this era of Title IX enforcement, and bearing in mind the list of schools under investigation by the DOE-OCR is subject to change, 312 investigations of colleges and universities have been conducted.  165 of these investigation have been at private schools and 147 have been at public schools.  51 Title IX cases have been resolved and 261 remain open.  The average case duration is 1.4 years.  Five schools have the unwanted distinction of having the most DOE-OCR Title IX cases: Stanford University and St. Mary's College of Maryland with five case each, and Kansas State University, Princeton University, and University of Wisconsin at Madison with four cases each. 
 
Nationwide, the following schools are under federal investigation for Title IX compliance issues (this list is subject to change):
 
ALABAMA
Marion Military Institute
University of at Alabama at Birmingham
ALASKA
University of Alaska system
ARIZONA
Arizona State University
ARKANSAS
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
CALIFORNIA
Butte College
California Institute of the Arts
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Loyola Marymount University
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Saint Mary's College of California
Samuel Merritt University
San Francisco State University
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Santa Clara University
Stanford University
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Davis
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at San Francisco
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
COLORADO
Biohealth College
Colorado State University at Fort Collins
Regis University
Southwest Acupuncture College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
CONNECTICUT
University of Connecticut
Yale University
DELAWARE
Delaware State University
University of Delaware
Wesley College
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
American University
Catholic University of America
George Washington University
FLORIDA
Florida State University
Full Sail University
University of Miami
University of South Florida
GEORGIA
Emory University
Morehouse College
Oglethorpe University
Spelman College
HAWAII
University of Hawaii - Monoa
IDAHO
College of Idaho
Idaho State University
Lewis-Clark State College
University of Idaho
ILLINOIS
Columbia College Chicago
Judson University
Knox College
Monmouth College
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
INDIANA
Grace College and Seminary
Hanover College
Indiana University at Bloomington
University of Notre Dame
Valparaiso University
Vincennes University
IOWA
Drake University
Grinnell College
Iowa State University
University of Iowa
KANSAS
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
Washburn University
KENTUCKY
Kentucky Wesleyan College
University of Kentucky
LOUISIANA
Louisiana State University system
Loyola University New Orleans
MAINE
MARYLAND
Frostburg State University
John Hopkins University
Morgan State University
Mount Saint Mary's University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst College
Babson College
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Clark University
Emerson College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Northeastern University
Quincy College
Stonehill College
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Western New England University
MICHIGAN
Alma College
Grand Valley State University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
MINNESOTA
St. Cloud State University
St. Olaf College
MISSISSIPPI
University of Mississippi
University of South Mississippi
MISSOURI
Missouri University of Science and Technology
William Jewell College
MONTANA
Dawson Community College
University of Montana at Missoula
NEBRASKA
Central Community College
Chadron State College
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Dartmouth College
NEW MEXICO
Northern New Mexico College
University of New Mexico