SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame's president says the university acted with integrity in its handling of sexual misconduct allegations against a football player by a St. Mary's College student who later committed suicide.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame's president says the university acted with integrity in its handling of sexual misconduct allegations against a football player by a St. Mary's College student who later committed suicide.

Campus police conducted a "thorough and judicious investigation that followed the facts where they led," the Rev. John I. Jenkins told the South Bend Tribune for a story Sunday.

"I cannot stand by and allow the integrity of Notre Dame to be challenged so publicly," Jenkins said. "The values at issue go to the very heart of who and what we are at Notre Dame."

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak said Dec. 16 that his office won't pursue criminal charges in the case.

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Seeberg died of a suspected drug overdose Sept. 10. Dvorak said Seeberg accused a student-athlete of touching her breasts on Aug. 31. He didn't reveal the name of the athlete.

Tom and Mary Seeberg of Northbrook, Ill., have criticized Notre Dame's handling of their daughter's death, telling the Chicago Tribune the school's investigation was superficial.