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Case Resolutions

This page lists cases that have been resolved either as the result of a formal OCR investigation, or following direct communications between the university and the SAVE Title IX Equity Project. The cases are listed in alphabetical order by the institution’s name.


The Office for Civil Rights publishes a listing of all resolutions issued since October 1, 2013. The OCR has concluded Title IX investigations affirming complaints by male students at the following institutions:

Colleges and Universities

  • Carthage College, Kenosha, WI (2015) (failure to respond to complaints of sexual harassment against two male students)
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Clemson University,  Clemson, SC (2019) (sex-specific programs)
  • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Idaho State University (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL (sex-specific programs)
  • Jefferson Community and Technical College, Louisville, KY (2015) (disparate treatment)
  • Lyon College, Batesville, AR (2012) (sexual harassment)
  • Marietta College, Marietta, OH (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2021) (sex-specific programs)
  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA (2015) (sex-specific programs)
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV (2014) (sex discrimination)
  • Southern Methodist University (2014) (sexual harassment and hostile environment against three male students)
  • Temple University, PA (2014) (athletics)
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2018) (sex-specific programs)
  • University of Central Arkansas (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • University of Nevada – Reno (2020) (sex-specific programs)
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • Vermont Technical CollegeRandolph, VT (2020)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA (2020)
  • Wesley College, Dover, DE (2016) (due process)
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (2020) (sex-specific programs)

Secondary Education

  1. Dayton Regional STEM School, Dayton, OH (2016) (sexual harassment)
  2. Jonesboro Community Consolidated School District 43, Jonesboro, IL (2015) (sexual harassment)
  3. Kern High School District, Bakersfield, CA (2016) (sexual harassment and disparate treatment)
  4. Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA (2013) (sexual and disability-based harassment)
  5. Pasco County District School Board, Land O’Lakes, FL (2017) (disparate treatment)
  6. Sandwich Community Unit School District #430 (2015) (sexual and disability-based harassment)
  7. Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY (2016) (harassment)


The SAVE Title IX Equity Project sent a Demand Letter to many universities that offered scholarships predominantly to female students. Following are the institutions that voluntarily removed their single-sex scholarships, without the necessity of a formal OCR investigation:

  • Alaska University System, Fairbanks, AK
    • On August 12, 2018, the University System advised via letter, all scholarships identified for the 3 campuses had “recently been redirected or was in the process of being redirected to be compliant with Title IX.”
  • Austin Community College District, Austin, TX
    • On October 11, 2019, the College informed the TIXEP it had “taken down all references to the 14 scholarships you identified in your correspondence and attachments.”
  • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
    • On July 1, 2020, the College advised OCR that is has “reviewed all scholarships to confirm that any sex-based requirements, considerations, or references have been removed.”
  • Dakota State University, Madison, SD
    • Prior to the completion of the OCR investigation, the university entered into a Voluntary Resolution Agreement to resolve the complaint.
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
    • On December 10, 2019, the University wrote “SAVE’s letter served as a useful opportunity to hone in on the specific scholarships identified” and made changes to all 5 identified scholarships to comply with Title IX requirements.
  • Grand Canyon University,  Phoenix, AZ
    • On October 2, 2019, the University advised the TIXEP, “the University has removed the three identified sex-specific scholarships from its listing of outside scholarships.”
  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL
    • On October 25, 2019 the University wrote to the TIXEP that “The University has removed these external links [to female-only scholarships] as separated by gender. For the other scholarships noted in your letter (Nos. 1-4), gender restrictions have been removed.”
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
    • On May 3, 2019, SAVE sent a Demand Letter to college president Paula Pando regarding six female-only scholarships that violated Title IX. In response, the College removed the word “female” from the scholarship requirements, and substituted “single head of household” or “underserved groups.”
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    • On October 17, 2019, MSU advised the TIXEP regarding its May E. Foley Scholarship, “The description has now been changed and reads, ‘Recipients must be undergraduates who are residents of the state of Michigan and who have declared their major to be in one of the departments formally housed in the College of Human Ecology.’”
  • Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
    • On September 23 & 25, 2020, the University submitted documentation to OCR demonstrating that scholarship eligibility “are now open to all students without regard to sex. The University also submitted documentation to OCR demonstrating that the University communicated the updated eligibility criteria to all colleges and schools within the University.”
  • North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND
    • On January 22, 2020, SAVE TIXEP confirmed the University removed all female-specific scholarships from its website.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
    • On February 20, 2020, it was announced the after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights opened a Title IX investigation, Ohio State University has adjusted gender specifications for a number of its programs, summer camps and scholarships that were geared toward women and girls.
  • Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana, CA
    • On July 30, 2019 the College stated it had “removed all outside scholarships listed on their website,” and had scheduled remedial training for all Title IX managers.
  • Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY
    • On July 25, 2019 the college provided a detailed break-down of scholarship awards, which demonstrated no overall discriminatory effect.
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
    • On October 24, 2019, the university reported that it removed the word “female” from its description of its Geneva Kettering Hogue and Jerome Hogue Scholarship, and removed the link to an external scholarship that had stated, “Applicant must be a female South Dakota resident.”
  • Tarrant County College District, TX
    • On July 24, 2019 the College provided a detailed explanation of its internal procedures designed to ensure the overall effect of its scholarships is non-discriminatory, and noted that two male students had been awarded scholarships from one of the questioned scholarships.
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
    • On October 4, 2019, the university sent a letter to the TIXEP stating it planned to ““submit proposed amendments to the University’s Board of Trustees….removing preferential restrictions in those scholarships.”
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
    • On December 23, 2020, the OCR notified SAVE that the University agreed to administer scholarships using a “pool and match approach.” Award recipients will be selected on the basis on nondiscriminatory criteria, and not on the basis of availability of funds restricted to members of a particular sex.
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    • On August 30, 2019 the University indicated that it had removed all female-specific scholarships or changed the eligibility requirements to make them sex-inclusive.
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME
    • On December 18, 2019 the University sent a letter to the TIXEP stating it had removed all 3 sex-specific scholarships and will reintroduce them only when the criteria is revised to include students of any sex or gender.
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
    • Based on SAVE’s previous analysis of sex-discriminatory scholarships, The College Fix initiated an inquiry of a female-only scholarship. As a result, the College promptly altered the scholarship requirements to comply with Title IX requirements.
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, VA
    • The University changed their procedures and provided TIXEQ detailed information about sex-specific scholarship awards showing the University is now in compliance with Title IX.