The University of Wisconsin is currently dealing with a scandal involving Grindr, along with nearly 100 sex scandals. A male student who attends the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has claimed an instructor has contacted him repeatedly on Grindr seeking a hook-up, it has also been alleged that the instructor touched the student during class.
It is against university policy for professors and students to have personal relations. Also, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 could possibly raise legal issues. However, this is not an isolated incident according to an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The found that between 2014 and 2017 have has been almost 100 complaints of sexual misconduct against students, from harassment to assault. Just about half of those complaints have been investigated and substantiated, which resulted in an employee being warned and/or required to complete sexual harassment awareness training.
UW System President Ray Cross stated: “We are focused on changing the culture on our campuses and beyond so victims feel empowered to come forward,” and “We have been implementing real, tangible approaches at our institutions to continue tackling these challenges.”