Sexual violence under investigation at Vanderbilt

January 31, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government is investigating sexual violence at Vanderbilt University, the second federal investigation of the Nashville school.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2jsfP5l ) reports the investigation began Jan. 13. Details of the investigation are not public, and it’s not known what prompted it.

Vanderbilt Assistant Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Latt said Vanderbilt officials will cooperate with the investigation.

The other investigation began in 2014. Eight investigations for possible violations of Title IX are underway at five Tennessee campuses. Title IX dictates how universities must respond to incidents of sexual harassment and assault.

Two former Vanderbilt football players were convicted last year in the 2013 sexual assault of a female student. Also last year, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville settled a sexual assault lawsuit brought by eight women for $2.48 million but admitted no wrongdoing.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com