The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to close a four-year investigation into Ohio State University's handling of campus sexual abuse allegations.
The agency says the investigation was proactive and not related to any specific complaints. The agency also notes the university's recent investigation of a "sexualized culture" within the marching band set important expectations for a culture of prevention. The university fired band director Jon Waters on July 24 after a two-month school investigation concluded he turned a blind eye to the band's culture. As part of the deal, Ohio State agreed to revise certain policies and review the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints since the 2011-12 school year.