Two plaintiffs in Title IX lawsuits against Kansas State University dismissed their federal suits Tuesday.
The two students alleged K-State administrative officials violated Title IX by failing to take reasonable action to investigate two rapes reported at off-campus fraternity houses. Jared Gihring was sentenced to nearly 13 years in 2017 for one of those crimes.
Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination by educational institutions receiving federal dollars. Fund recipients can also be liable for damages for a “deliberately indifferent response to known sexual harassment by students against other students.”
A K-State press release says no compensation of any kind was provided to either plaintiff and reaffirmed the university responded in accordance with Title 9 upon receiving the students’ reports.
KMAN has reached out for further comment from the plaintiffs’ counsel.