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How Philadelphia-Area Schools Handled Recent Title IX Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Cases

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Philadelphia Inquirer asked a number of Philadelphia-area colleges and universities how they handled recent cases involving allegations of Title IX sexual misconduct and sexual assault.  Some schools were more forthcoming than others; some declined to respond altogether.  The period of time covered is from 2009 - 2014, and the results follow:

  • University of Delaware: 34 cases; five expulsions and numerous suspensions
  • Rosemont College: Zero cases
  • Rowan University12 cases since 2010; seven for sexual assault and five for fondling; five expulsions and other sanctions included one-year and two-year suspensions
  • Swarthmore College: 4 expulsions in 2013
  • University of Pennsylvania: 11 cases during the 2013-2014 school year and 35 the previous five years; the University of Pennsylvania declined to provide information regarding how the cases were resolved
  • Princeton University: Four cases during the 2013-2014 school year in which accused students were found guilty of sexual misconduct ranging from rape to harassment to stalking; one expulsion; two suspensions; one student placed on disciplinary probation

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