State to Review SDSU Sex Assault Policies

San Diego State University’s sexual assault policies will be put under the microscope by the California State Auditor’s Office.

A spokeswoman for the auditor confirmed SDSU is on a list of public universities that are under review, including UCLA, UC Berkeley and Chico State.

The auditor’s office did not explain why SDSU is being investigated.

Lawmakers approved the audit after UC Berkeley was accused of violating the Clery Act, which requires colleges to release information about crime on and near campus.

Auditors will look at cases from 2009 to 2013 to see how well the schools are following laws and how they handled sexual assault allegations from students, according to the auditor’s office.

On Thursday, SDSU would not comment on the audit, but did release the following statement:

San Diego State University is working with state auditors. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities and takes seriously its responsibility to educate students, care for victims and properly adjudicate cases involving sexual conduct and crimes.

The report is expected to be released in April 2014.

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