MSU Accused Of Mishandling Sexual Assault Claims
Michigan State University is being sued for failing to investigate sexual assault claims.By Eugene Daniels | November 18, 2015
Four women are suing Michigan State University, saying it failed to protect them and to properly investigate their sexual assault complaints. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and names the school, its board of trustees and a campus fraternity, among others. (Video via Michigan State University)
Two of the women came forward in a press conference Wednesday. "Michigan State University's investigation process has caused me harm and delivered me no justice," Shayna Gross said.
The keys to the case here are Title IX regulations. In 2011, the Office for Civil Rights provided guidance that universities should respond "promptly and effectively to sexual violence against students." The women claim their investigations fell far short of that. To be clear, the OCR says it doesn't require that the investigation be finished in any specific time frame but says 60 days is typical. (Video via Michigan State University)