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):
ALABAMAMarion Military InstituteUniversity of at Alabama at BirminghamALASKAUniversity of Alaska systemARIZONAArizona State UniversityARKANSASUniversity of Arkansas at FayettevilleCALIFORNIAButte CollegeCalifornia Institute of the ArtsCalifornia Polytechnic State University at San Luis ObispoLoyola Marymount UniversityOccidental CollegePitzer CollegePomona CollegeSaint Mary's College of CaliforniaSamuel Merritt UniversitySan Francisco State UniversitySan Jose/Evergreen Community College DistrictSanta Clara UniversityStanford UniversityUniversity of California at BerkeleyUniversity of California at DavisUniversity of California at Los AngelesUniversity of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at Santa CruzUniversity of San DiegoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaCOLORADOBiohealth CollegeColorado State University at Fort CollinsRegis UniversitySouthwest Acupuncture CollegeUniversity of Colorado at BoulderUniversity of Colorado at DenverUniversity of DenverCONNECTICUTUniversity of ConnecticutYale UniversityDELAWAREDelaware State UniversityUniversity of DelawareWesley CollegeDISTRICT OF COLUMBIAAmerican UniversityCatholic University of AmericaGeorge Washington UniversityFLORIDAFlorida State UniversityFull Sail UniversityUniversity of MiamiUniversity of South FloridaGEORGIAEmory UniversityMorehouse CollegeOglethorpe UniversitySpelman CollegeHAWAIIUniversity of Hawaii - MonoaIDAHOCollege of IdahoIdaho State UniversityLewis-Clark State CollegeUniversity of IdahoILLINOISColumbia College ChicagoJudson UniversityKnox CollegeMonmouth CollegeSouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleUniversity of ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignINDIANAGrace College and SeminaryHanover CollegeIndiana University at BloomingtonUniversity of Notre DameValparaiso UniversityVincennes UniversityIOWADrake UniversityGrinnell CollegeIowa State UniversityUniversity of IowaKANSASKansas State UniversityUniversity of KansasWashburn UniversityKENTUCKYKentucky Wesleyan CollegeUniversity of KentuckyLOUISIANALouisiana State University systemLoyola University New OrleansMAINEMARYLANDFrostburg State UniversityJohn Hopkins UniversityMorgan State UniversityMount Saint Mary's UniversitySt. Mary's College of MarylandUniversity of Maryland - Baltimore CountyMASSACHUSETTSAmherst CollegeBabson CollegeBerklee College of MusicBoston CollegeBoston UniversityBrandeis UniversityClark UniversityEmerson CollegeHampshire CollegeHarvard UniversityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusetts Maritime AcademyNortheastern UniversityQuincy CollegeStonehill CollegeTufts UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstUniversity of Massachusetts at DartmouthWestern New England UniversityMICHIGANAlma CollegeGrand Valley State UniversityMichigan State UniversityUniversity of Michigan at Ann ArborMINNESOTASt. Cloud State UniversitySt. Olaf CollegeMISSISSIPPIUniversity of MississippiUniversity of South MississippiMISSOURIMissouri University of Science and TechnologyWilliam Jewell CollegeMONTANADawson Community CollegeUniversity of Montana at MissoulaNEBRASKACentral Community CollegeChadron State CollegeUniversity of Nebraska at KearneyUniversity of Nebraska at LincolnNEVADANEW HAMPSHIREDartmouth CollegeNEW MEXICONorthern New Mexico CollegeUniversity of New Mexico