Wolfgang Ballinger '17, a former student and fraternity president at Cornell, was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a sex offense.

September 21, 2016

Ballinger ’17 Enrolled at New York University Despite Sexual Abuse Charge

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Former Cornell student Wolfgang Ballinger ’17 is enrolled at New York University as a non-matriculated student for this semester, according to John Beckman, vice president for public affairs at NYU.

An anonymous source told NYU Local that Ballinger, 21, is currently taking online hospitality classes at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. Beckman has confirmed that Ballinger is taking online-only classes and is not admitted to any formal program.

“I know for a fact he’s taking at least one online hotel management course at NYU and his email is in the NYU database,” the source told NYU Local in a message Tuesday.

Ballinger — who was previously the president of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and student in the School of Hotel Administration — was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his fraternity house on Jan. 31, The Sun previously reported. He was indicted on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse on July 14.

In May, Ballinger sued Cornell, claiming the University’s methods of investigating sexual assault allegations violated the New York State Education law, The Sun reported.

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Wolfgang Ballinger has been admitted to New York University. In fact, he is currently enrolled as a non-matriculated student and not admitted to a formal program.