The U.S. Department of Education added UW-Madison to a list of more than 100 schools under investigation for potential Title IX violations regarding the handling of sexual assault on campus, according to a Wednesday Washington Post article.
“Sexual assault is unacceptable on our campus and we acknowledge the impact of these crimes on our students,” according to a UW-Madison release. “This is an important issue and the university has worked diligently to ensure its policies comply with federal law and regulations.”
The investigation began Feb. 24, according to the News 3 website. Investigations can result from an individual complaint filed with the government or when the government decides to look into a school’s compliance record on its own accord.
Being investigated does not allege or confirm any Title IX violations at UW-Madison.