The Office of Civil Rights is now investigating LSU's handling of numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations, federal officials confirm.
LSU has been accused of turning a blind eye to serious allegations, favoring those in their athletics program.
A spokesperson for the LSU education program released the following statement:
“The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened a directed investigation to examine whether the Louisiana State University is in compliance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) with regard to the university’s response to student complaints of sexual assault and harassment. There has been extensive media coverage of the university’s potential mishandling of complaints of sexual assault, including allegations that university officials ignored sexual assault allegations made against former athletes. The U. S. Department of Justice recently referred these allegations to OCR for review. OCR’s investigation will examine the university’s handling of student complaints of sexual assault and harassment from the 2018-2019 academic year to present.”
LSU TigerTV will continue to follow the investigation as information is released.