Risk Insights
March 9, 2019

Operation Varsity Blues: Compliance Considerations in the Wake of the College Admissions Scandal

The culmination of a federal investigation into alleged widespread college admissions fraud — dubbed Operation Varsity Blues — this week led to charges against wealthy parents, college coaches and administrators accused of bribery, fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice in the course of securing spots for incoming college students at prestigious institutions across the United States. While news of the investigation and ensuing arrests have sparked conversations about the college admissions process, the role of athletics, reputational challenges and questions of economic inequality, organizations may also have an interest in reviewing some of their internal processes and practices. RANE Expert Guillermo Christensen addresses some key points for institutions of higher learning, as well as other organizations, to consider going forward.

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