Washington State University was recently fined $82,500 by the U.S. Department of Education for campus safety violations, which was reduced to $15,000 by a federal administrative judge. The fine is for violations in 2007 of a campus crime reporting law which requires notifications of potential threats to students and employees. Both violations involved the improper reporting of sexual assaults. In one case a possible forcible rape was classified as a “domestic dispute” and another improperly labeled “unfounded”. WSU was one of several universities, including Virginia Tech, that were found in violation of the law.
Victims of crimes resulting from improper security on university campuses may have claims against the university. You may contact our firm for more information and a free, no obligation consultation at 866-377-0191.