JMU Under Federal Investigation for Sexual Assault Issues


HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The federal government is investigating James Madison University for how the university's staff handles reports of sexual violence, according to The Washington Post.

This makes JMU the third public college in Virginia to face this sort of an investigation. The university also becomes one of 62 schools across the country, now under investigation for sexual violence issues.

The investigation began in early June, according to The Post. It's unknown what exactly sparked the investigation; however, members of the school have released a statement regarding the investigation.

This is part of that statement, "James Madison University takes very seriously any allegation of sexual assault and is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the JMU community."

The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary are also on the list of schools being investigated. U.Va.'s case began in 2011, while William and Mary came under investigation in the middle of April.

Federal officers, a part of the investigation, told The Post that no conclusions should be drawn from this report.


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