Tarleton State University has settled with the Department of Education and has agreed to pay $123,500 in fines for reporting violations of campus crimes dating back to 2003, 2004 and 2005.

The university issued a statement about the settlement on Friday.

"Tarleton remains committed to maintaining a safe campus and has taken extensive steps since 2005 to help ensure the filing of accurate Clery Act reports," the statement read.

In 2009, the Department of Education issued fines totaling $137,500 for failing to report three forcible sexual assaults, one robbery, 39 burglaries and 28 drug arrests.

Those fines were reduced to $27,500, the maximum amount for a single violation, by education department Chief Judge Ernest C. Canellos in September 2010, taking into consideration the university's misunderstanding of the requirements, and its immediate action to correct incomplete reports.

That decision was overturned in June.

Tarleton's police department was under the direction of Robert Hooper when the crimes went underreported. Justin Williams took over as chief in 2007.