Vincennes University responds to U.S. Department of Education report

VINCENNES, IN (WFIE) - Vincennes University was selected as one of more than 50 institutions to be included in an initial Title IX review by the U.S.

Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR). As stated by Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon in the release, "…a college or university's appearance on this list and being the subject of a Title IX investigation in no way indicates at this stage that the college or university is violating or has violated the law."

VU is actively working with the OCR to complete the review process.

"VU is always interested in learning how to improve the campus environment and safety measures for our students, including best practices to combat sexual assault and harassment," said Lynn White, assistant provost of Student Affairs.

"Vincennes University supports the government's increased emphasis on sexual assault prevention on college campuses and takes an active role in providing informational programming, support services, and processes that effectively address needs and issues," White said.

For information about Vincennes University campus policies, visit www.vinu.edu/right-know .