55 colleges face federal sex assault investigation

FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2008, file photo, University of Michigan graduates celebrate after their spring commencement ceremony, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. The school says the probe involves the school’s handling of a reported 2009 violation of its sexual misconduct policy by then-football placekicker Brendan Gibbons, who was expelled in December. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2008, file photo, University of Michigan graduates celebrate after their spring commencement ceremony, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. The school says the probe involves the school’s handling of a reported 2009 violation of its sexual misconduct policy by then-football placekicker Brendan Gibbons, who was expelled in December. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they’re cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though they’re offering scant details about what information the agency is seeking.

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of the few schools to reveal anything about why the department is investigating. The probe involves the school’s handling of a reported 2009 violation of its sexual misconduct policy by then-football placekicker Brendan Gibbons, who was expelled in December.

The Obama administration is seeking more openness about the issue of sexual violence on and around the nation’s campuses. On Thursday, the Education Department revealed its list of schools under investigation without giving details about the complaints.

The list below was taken from the U.S. Education Department’s official press release and reflects investigations open as of May 1, 2014, including Washington State University. Schools are listed alphabetically by state.

State Institution
AZ Arizona State University
CA Butte-Glen Community College District
CA Occidental College
CA University of California-Berkeley
CA University of Southern California
CO Regis University
CO University of Colorado at Boulder
CO University of Colorado at Denver
CO University of Denver
CT University of Connecticut
DC Catholic University of America
FL Florida State University
GA Emory University
HI University of Hawaii at Manoa
ID University of Idaho
IL Knox College
IL University of Chicago
IN Indiana University-Bloomington
IN Vincennes University
MA Amherst College
MA Boston University
MA Emerson College
MA Harvard College
MA Harvard University—Law School
MA University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MD Frostburg State University
MI Michigan State University
MI University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
NC Guilford College
NC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
ND Minot State University
NH Dartmouth College
NJ Princeton University
NY Cuny Hunter College
NY Hobart and William Smith Colleges
NY Sarah Lawrence College
NY Suny at Binghamton
OH Denison University
OH Ohio State University
OH Wittenberg University
OK Oklahoma State University
PA Carnegie Mellon University
PA Franklin and Marshall College
PA Pennsylvania State University
PA Swarthmore College
PA Temple University
TN Vanderbilt University
TX Southern Methodist University
TX The University of Texas-Pan American
VA College of William and Mary
VA University of Virginia
WA Washington State University
WI University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
WV Bethany College
WV West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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