The University will soon face yet another federal review of its handling of sexual assault procedures and compliance with federal law.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Clery Act Compliance Division announced Thursday that a team of four federal officials will conduct a program review to evaluate UNC’s compliance with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires all federally funded universities to report crime statistics.
The review, which will begin April 2, was prompted by a complaint received Feb. 20 that accuses the University of failing to accurately and completely disclose its campus crime statistics and to implement proper sexual assault policies.
The program review, which has no set completion date, is separate from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights investigation that was announced March 1.
The complaint filed with the Clery Act Compliance Division was filed Jan. 17 by three students, one former student, and one former administrator – Melinda Manning, a former assistant dean of students who stepped down in December. The five complainants are the same as those who filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights.