College Officials Say They Aren’t Equipped To Investigate Sex Misconduct


Administrator Al Renville of California’s Butte College never was trained as a police investigator, but that’s close to the job he found himself in when two students had a sexual encounter off campus that led one to file a complaint with the school, reports the Los Angeles Times. Renville said his inquiry took at least 200 hours, cost $100,000 and awkwardly bumped up against a parallel police investigation. Because the accuser appealed the outcome to the federal government, the small college found itself in the national spotlight, named as one of 55 colleges and universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for their handling of sexual misconduct allegations.

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