Former UMass student sues university

by Jackie Tempera / Beacon Staff • September 3, 2014

A former University of Massachusetts Amherst student is suing the institution, claiming he was wrongfully expelled and mistakenly found responsible in a sexual assault case, according to a Boston Globe report.

The student, who said he was dismissed from the school last fall, alleges that the university violated Title IX — a federal anti-discrimination law — while handling his case. He alleges administrators were hostile and judgemental, the Globe reported.

The suit was filed in early August in US District Court in Springfield. The university has declined to comment on the allegations, according to the Globe.