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UCLA added to list of schools being investigated for alleged Title IX sexual misconduct

UCLA has been added to a list of schools that are subjects of Title IX sexual misconduct investigations, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed Wednesday.

The Westwood university joins 75 other postsecondary institutions on the list, including UC Berkeley and USC.

"UCLA is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for our entire campus community," the school said in a statement. "We take every complaint of sexual misconduct seriously, and offer a comprehensive range of care options for survivors. UCLA will work with the Department of Education in reviewing our practices relating to Title IX compliance."

The Education Department refused to disclose "case-specific facts or details." 

"The list includes investigations opened because of complaints received by [its Office for Civil Rights] and those initiated by OCR as compliance reviews," the department said.

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