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Statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision

Ohio State is disappointed by the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to review a case involving Title IX claims that has a significant legal impact on colleges and universities across the nation as well as their students.

The university was asking the high court to decide whether to:

  • Uphold its long-standing commitment to statutes of limitations that begin when an injury occurs – not decades later. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that statutes of limitations are foundational to the shared rule of law in the U.S.
  • Preserve Title IX’s protection of students who are denied educational opportunities or benefits – rather than individuals who visit campuses for other reasons, including the 100,000 visitors to a football stadium on game day. 

Twenty-three schools from across the country and the 71-member Association of American Universities had also filed an amicus brief this spring urging the Supreme Court to review the case.

The university remains committed to supporting survivors. Ohio State has offered multiple monetary settlements to all male students who filed lawsuits and has settled with more than half of the plaintiffs, 296 individuals, for more than $60 million. Ohio State is also covering the cost of professionally certified counseling and treatment for all survivors and family members.

Ohio State is a fundamentally different university today than when Strauss was employed and over the past 20 years has committed substantial resources to prevent and address sexual misconduct.

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