Syracuse University has agreed to a settlement of $3.7 million for a class-action lawsuit that was filed by 5 female faculty members.
SU didn’t admit to any wrongdoing.
The school said it raised the pay of over 150 faculty members who were female by $2 million after conducting an evaluation in 2017 of their full-time faculty salaries.
The lawsuit claims that women working in the roles of assistant, associate and full professors were paid less than their male colleagues in the same positions.
Women who are full-time tenured or tenure-track professors will receive parts of the settlement in amounts ranging from $1,140 to $19,000 per person.