University resolves Office for Civil Rights complaint following 5-year delay
After five years, Grand Valley State University announced in a statement that it had finally resolved a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2014. The university and the complainant resolved the issue through mediation, formally resolving the complaint, according to the statement.
According to the statement, the resolution included improvements within the Title IX office, noting a reworked investigation process and hiring more staff. Staffing improvements over the past five years included a lead civil rights investigator, 11 co-investigators and the appointment of a full-time Title IX coordinator, Teresa Rowland.