Michigan State University has taken a very aggressive stance on students accused of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes stalking or criminal sexual conduct (sexual assault). The university has been under increased scrutiny by the federal government as a result of numerous complaints from alleged victims who feel that perpetrators are either not dealt with or that they are dealt with in a casual and unfair manner. Increased pressure has included threats by the Feds to withhold funding from various programs at MSU. As result of the threats, a number of new personnel were hired by the university, many of them attorneys, to both modify the sexual harassment process as well as to implement the process.