CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia has agreed to make changes to how it handles sexual violence and sexual harassment cases after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.
UVA has been under investigation since 2011 for not following Title IX in how it handles sexual assault investigations. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program.
The Education Department's Office for Civil rights said Monday that UVA had violated Title IX for not responding to certain complaints of sexual violence in a timely manner. It also found that the school's previous policy for investigating and responding to sexual violence didn't fully comply with the federal law.
UVA has agreed to create a system for tracking and reviewing reports, among things.
President Teresa Sullivan says UVA has already implemented many of the measures.