Clayton State students are suing the university for alleged sexual harassment, alleging that the university discriminated against them and discriminated against men by not giving them equal status with women.
The lawsuit, filed by the school’s lawyers in federal court, seeks class-action status and seeks an injunction against any violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The complaint says the university has a “special interest” in creating a “safe environment for students and employees to learn, work, and play.”
It also alleges that Clayton State has violated Title IX by allowing the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville to be used as a “facility for the promotion of sexual harassment and sexual assault” and by allowing students to be fired for having sexual relations with staff.
The university has denied the allegations, saying that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex.