Johns Hopkins University is apologizing on Thursday after they said an issue with one of the websites caused alleged sexual misconduct reports to get blocked.
The university released a statement saying the website issues were with the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and that 18 reports of sexual misconduct from January 2016 to October 2018 were mistakenly blocked.
Two of the 18 reports were from 2016, two were from 2017, and 14 were submitted in 2018. OIE has said they have tried to contact all those who submitted the reports and will provide expedited help to address their concerns.
OIE also says they have been working with Campus Safety and Security to update the crime logs, and they have been working with IT to make sure the website error was fixed.
The following statement was also released:
On behalf of the university and the staff of OIE, we are sincerely sorry for this error and for the distress it may have caused. Anyone who takes the step to file a report deserves and should expect timely action and response, and we are taking immediate steps to support those whose reports were mistakenly blocked.
For community members with additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact OIE at email@example.com or (410) 516-8075.