A Penn State spokesman said the university hopes to solve all civil lawsuits related to the Jerry Sandusky case out of the courtroom, if possible.
David La Torre said Penn State President Rodney Erickson is looking to make it as easy as possible for those who say they were abused by Sandusky.
"For Dr. Erickson, it's about continuing to try to do everything with the victims in mind," La Torre said. "If a court trial can be avoided, Dr. Erickson would certainly like to see that be the case."
La Torre said he is unsure how many lawsuits Penn State will face that are related to the Sandusky case, because civil suits are likely to come after the criminal trial.
Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, is charged with 52 counts of child sexual abuse. Jury selection for the Sandusky trial is scheduled to begin June 5 in Centre County.
Two former Penn State administrators, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, are charged with perjury and failure to report suspected abuse in connection with the Sandusky case.