The Christian university, Liberty University, has been hit with an unprecedented $14 million fine by the administration of Democrat President Joe Biden. The Department of Education (DOE) under Biden’s leadership accused the Virginia-based institution of failing to disclose crucial information regarding crime on its campus, particularly sexual assaults.

As part of the agreement, Liberty University has agreed to pay the substantial fine and an additional $2 million for enhancing campus safety measures. Furthermore, the agreement stipulates that Liberty will be closely monitored for a period of two years following the resolution.

The DOE’s final assessment revealed that the college did not adhere to the Clery Act, a mandate that necessitates educational institutions to disclose incidents of crime occurring on their premises. The focus of the evaluation was on the college’s handling of sexual assault allegations from 2016 to 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.”

“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.

The report highlighted instances where Liberty failed to accurately categorize and report incidents of sexual assault according to the Department of Education’s specific classifications for rape, fondling, and dating violence. In response, the college emphasized that the comprehensive seven-year review they underwent was unparalleled compared to other institutions.

“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 has invested over $10 million in safety-related enhancements on the campus since 2022.

“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.