Ed. Dept. investigates UNC for underreporting sexual assault
- The U.S. Department of Education's Clery Act Compliance Division announced Thursday that, beginning April 2, it would investigate the University of North Carolina's handling of sexual assault.
- A complaint filed with the Clery Act Compliance Division on Jan. 17 by three students, one former student and former assistant dean of students Melinda Manning--in which Manning says she was pressured by the University Counsel's office to underreport sexual assault cases--prompted the federal review.
- The Clery Act Compliance Division review is the second federal review UNC has been hit with in the last month, following a March 1 announcement that the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights would launch an investigation of how the school handles sexual assault procedures.
From the article:
... Three students, one former student and one former administrator filed a complaint with the Clery Act Compliance Division on Jan. 17, accusing UNC of failing to accurately and completely disclose its crime statistics. It also alleged that UNC has not implemented proper sexual assault procedures.
In the complaint, Melinda Manning, a former assistant dean of students, alleged that the University Counsel’s office pressured her to underreport sexual assault cases — before reducing the number by three without her knowledge. ...
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