On Friday, the school's faculty senate decided to form their own special committee to look into the Sandusky allegations after feeling that the Board of Trustee's special committee was too closely tied to Penn State. Their committee will be comprised mainly of people who are not affiliated with the university, they said. They have not yet announced specific plans for its investigation.
The NCAA will examine how well the university oversaw its athletics programs, as well as the actions of relevant responsible personnel, according to a letter they sent the university. Sanctions against athletic programs could follow, they said.
The federal Board of Education also launched a probe into whether the university failed to comply with mandatory reporting requirements for crimes that occur on campus relating to 2002 incident in which graduate assistant Mike McQueary allegedly saw Sandusky raping a boy in the football complex showers and failed to report the incident to police.
An internal review has also been launched at the Second Mile, the charity founded by Sandusky and which he is accused of using to find vulnerable boys to abuse. Former Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham, who prosecuted cases of sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Catholic diocese, was hired by the Second Mile to lead the investigation.
None of the investigators have given timeframes for the completion of their work..