We have not yet received the lawsuit, so are unable to discuss it specifically or review any claims it may state. However, these are very serious allegations. There is no place on Eastern Michigan University's campus for any conduct of this nature.
Ms. Hayes graduated in April 2020, and this incident is alleged to have occurred in August 2020, when she was no longer a student. Eastern Michigan’s Title IX Office met with her on Sept. 1, 2020 regarding this matter. At that time, the Title IX Coordinator discussed with her the University’s grievance process and initiated an inquiry into these allegations. That inquiry is ongoing at this time.
The instructor in question is a full-time lecturer who has been on leave from the University for the fall semester and has had no access to students during the fall semester.
The University will continue to investigate this matter and take swift and appropriate action as needed.