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Southwestern University under investigation for campus sexual violence


Southwestern University is the subject of an investigation into campus sexual violence, records from the U.S. Department of Education show.

The Title IX investigation was one of three launched Monday by the Office of Civil Rights. The others are at University of Illinois and Manor College in Pennsylvania.

Southwestern now has two active Title IX investigations following one that began on Feb. 18, 2016.

The investigation at Southwestern, a small private school in Georgetown, comes two years after two students there made allegations that they were drugged during an event in February 2015 at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house. That outcry sparked protests with hundreds of students demanding the administration take stronger action. Among the biggest concerns students had was the administration was too intertwined with the Greek system on campus.

Records show that as of Wednesday there are 315 sexual violence cases under investigation at 229 campuses.



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