An investigation into Stony Brook University’s compliance with the federal statute Title IX was opened by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Tuesday, July 23, 2014, 14 months after OCR closed its investigation into the State University of New York system.
Amidst the DoE‘s OCR investigation into Stony Brook‘s compliance with Title IX, students do not have a clear understanding of the federal statute, the process by which cases are investigated and the educational programs hosted by SBU. This page breaks down all these points as well as common Title IX misconceptions and the Clery Report.
SBU is not the only higher education institution in New York currently under review for Title IX violations. As of March 4, 2015, there are 12 others, making NY the state with the highest number of open investigations. Discover the institutions, each university’s enrollment and the number of forcible sexual assaults at each.
Plaintiff Sarah Tubbs is suing Stony Brook University for “deliberate indifference” in handling her sexual assault case.