Biden Admin Hits Christian University with Record $14 Million Fine

Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration has just hammered a Christian university with a record-breaking $14 million fine.

The huge fine came after Biden’s Department of Education (DOE) alleged that the Virginia-based Liberty University failed to disclose information about crime on campus.

Those crimes allegedly included sexual assaults, according to the Associated Press.

The agreement said that Liberty agreed to pay the $14 million fine.

The school was also forced to pay $2 million toward campus safety improvement.

The agreement noted that Liberty is subject to two years of post-agreement monitoring.

In its final report, the DOE says the college failed to comply with the Clery Act, which requires schools to report crimes that take place on campus.

In assessing compliance under the Clery Act, the report honed in on the college’s treatment of sexual assault complaints between 2016 and 2022.

“The Department has determined that victims of sexual crime that occur on the University’s Clery Geography are often fearful of reporting their incidents,” the report said.

“For instance, the Department has found that numerous victims of sexual assault have been reluctant to speak up about their assaults because of fear of reprisal.”

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“In fact, over the course of this review period, several sexual assault victims were punished for violating the student code of conduct known as ‘The Liberty Way,’ while their assailants were left unpunished,” the report said.

“Consequently, victims of sexual assault often felt dissuaded by Liberty administration’s reputation for punishing sexual assault survivors rather than helping them.

“Such fears created a culture of silence where sexual assaults commonly went unreported,” the report said.

In other cases, the report said Liberty did not properly break down and report cases of sexual assault by the Department of Education’s categories that separate rape, fondling, and dating violence.

The college said in its response that the seven-year review was more extensive than any other college underwent.

“Many of the Department’s methodologies, findings, and calculations in the report were drastically different from their historic treatment of other universities,” the college said.

“Liberty disagrees with this unfair treatment.”

The college noted that since 2022, it has spent more than $10 million on safety-related improvements on the campus.

“While the university maintains that we have repeatedly endured selective and unfair treatment by the Department, the university also concurs there were numerous deficiencies that existed in the past,” the college said.

Liberty has an on-campus population of about 15,000 students, the AP reported.

Liberty is not the only Christian university under fire from the Biden administration.

The Department of Education hit Arizona’s Grand Canyon University with a $37.7 million fine on October 31.

The DOE has followed that up with a Federal Trade Commission investigation of the college.

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