COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- In the first year after creating an Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct, the University of Maryland has expelled more students for sexual assault than ever before, University President Wallace Loh told student journalists at the Diamondback.
Three Students were expelled and a dozen more cases resulted in sanctions ranging from reflecting on conduct in writing to serving suspensions to being removed from university housing.
Offenses included rape, harassment, stalking, sexual intimidation and retaliation.
From July 2014 to June of 2015, 112 complaints were made. Forty-eight resulted in investigations, some of which are still ongoing.
Student McLaine Rich filed a complaint in March 2015 alleging she was raped in October of 2014. Her alleged attacker was expelled after he was found "responsible" for a second alleged attack on another student.