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Frostburg reaches agreement with U.S. Education Department to address sexual assaults, harassment

Frostburg reaches agreement with U.S. Education Department to address sexual assaults, harassment

Frostburg State University violated federal law in its handling of sexual assault complaints, including a report that a student was sexually assaulted by a campus police officer, the U.S. Department of Education said Friday.

A civil rights investigation by the agency faulted the university for "failing to promptly and equitably respond to complaints of sexual violence." The probe, which reviewed 40 incidents over five years, determined that Frostburg was in violation of Title IX, the federal gender equality law.

The Allegany County school has agreed to set new standards for investigating alleged sexual violence and regularly train students, faculty, administrators...

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