Alleged rape at JHU prompts federal investigation

BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins University has been added to a list of schools under investigation for their handling of sexual assault complaints.

IN-DEPTH | Feds investigate Johns Hopkins sexual assault response

On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Education released an updated list of schools being investigated for possible violations of Title IX, a federal law barring gender discrimination on campus, adding Johns Hopkins University and the University of California-Los Angeles.

Seventy-six colleges and universities are currently under federal investigation.

The investigation into Johns Hopkins was spurred by a complaint submitted to the Education Department in February about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity house. The complaint also alleges that the school violated the Clery Act, a federal law requiring institutions to notify the student body of incidents on or near campus posing a threat to student and faculty safety.

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