The University settled the case with the Boston College student-athlete who sued BC over his suspension for an alleged sexual assault in June of 2019, according to court documents filed on Sept. 23.
Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia sue over new Title IX regulations on sexual assault investigations on college campuses.
The U.S. Department of Education has released new rules that reshape how schools must conduct Title IX investigations into campus sexual harassment and assault.
Twice as many rapes and four times as many fondlings per student were reported at Boston College than at the average of its competitor schools in 2018, according to data from campus safety reports.
Recently released court documents suggests that the Mass. District Court believes that BC’s investigatory model in matters of sexual assault is fundamentally unfair.
The student was suspended in June following an alleged sexual misconduct incident this past spring, but a judge decided on Tuesday that suspension was not a fair outcome. The student is cleared to return to class Monday.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston College ’09, announced that he will be issuing a public comment to the U.S. Department of Education to challenge the proposals to change Title IX in a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The proposals aim to redefine how sexual harassment is defined and handled at colleges.
The Department of Education (DOE) released proposed changes to regulations regarding the implementation of Title IX, specifically focusing on the response of educational institutions receiving Title IX benefits to cases of sexual harassment and sexual violence.