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Increase in Bias-Related Incidents on Campus — Protect Your Legal Rights

The latest rounds of violence in the Middle East have ramped up political and religious tension on many college campuses. Some analysts suggest that campuses might be headed toward the level of violence experienced in the late 1960s when campus protests often turned to aggressive episodes that resulted in property damage and injuries. However, colleges …

The Role of Spectrum Disorders in College Student Stalking Cases

Stalking is a crime under every state law in the country. It is also a violation of federal law, including Title IX and federal criminal statutes, and stalking violates student codes of conduct everywhere in the country. College-age students experience the highest rates of stalking, so it is not surprising that some sources show nearly …

When Should Your Title IX Advisor Recommend an Informal Resolution Process?

The regulations implementing Title IX provisions on college campuses allow for the resolution of Title IX complaints through an informal resolution process, so long as certain requirements are met. If you have filed a complaint or are responding to a complaint, it is logical to wonder whether an informal resolution would be advantageous in your …

Guidelines for Keeping Coaches Out of Sexual Harassment Trouble

It would be difficult to overestimate the impact that allegations of Title IX sexual harassment have had on sports in general and women’s sports in particular. Girls and women frequently stop participating or refuse to take advantage of opportunities in the first place due to concerns over sexual harassment. Coaches find their careers at an …

What Are the Most Common Procedural Errors Made by Schools in Their Disciplinary Processes?

When a school commits a procedural error during a disciplinary process on campus, that error can often provide grounds for an appeal, potentially overturning the original decision. That makes it very important to recognize procedural errors in any type of disciplinary proceeding, whether an alleged violation involves a serious offense such as sexual assault in …