Marquette University is under federal investigation for its response to sexual assault allegations levied against several athletes last school year.

The Department of Education inquiry will examine whether the school violated the Clery Act, says a Chicago Tribune report.

According to the report, five Marquette athletes were accused of sexual misconduct by three female students last year. The university did not report the allegations to Milwaukee police, as required by Wisconsin law, the report says.

Two of the women told the Tribune that campus security officers discouraged them from going to police by warning that their accusations would make national headlines. The third said she had no problems with how the school handled the case.

All five athletes were punished for violating the student conduct code and team rules, university officials said.