Actually, I’m not positive the government DOESN’T tell us that. Danielle could probably say for sure… but I’m actually pretty positive that the government DOES tell us we have to investigate plagiarism charges in order to maintain our accreditation. There are actually lots of rules like that. Like the government tells us that we have to maintain that a student being in class X hours.
That said, the reason the government HAD to tell universities to investigate sexual harassment is because like THEY WEREN’T DOING IT. And moreover, they were actually hampering legal investigations by actively trying to hide it. Like a LOT.