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Can My College Discipline Me for Marijuana if it’s Allowed Under State Law?

According to a survey conducted by the American College Health Association and reported in the spring of last year, over 58% of college students admit to smoking marijuana or using cannabis in another form. The U.S. government says that nearly 8% of college students report using marijuana on a daily basis. However, over 20 states …

Do I Need to Worry About the Proposed New Rules if I’m Facing a Title IX Complaint?

Rules for filing and handling Title IX complaints have shifted drastically in recent years, and they are set to change yet again. The key question is just when those changes are coming. The Biden Administration issued proposed new rules in June of 2022 on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. They accepted comments and expected …

What are Some Actions That Are Considered Title IX Violations?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 includes broad language that continues to receive even broader interpretation as the years pass. Many students, staff, faculty, and their families are surprised at the range of conduct that is now treated as a Title IX violation. Lawyers for college students see no sign of this trend …

How Private Are My Educational Records?

If you’re 18 years of age and enrolled at a college or university, there are five things you need to know about your records. 1. What is FERPA? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is the federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. All educational institutions that receive federal funding must …

Off-Campus Visitors on College Campuses During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities that have reopened for in-person education have put policies in place to limit or restrict visitors. Universities that have reopened for limited in-person work and education have also enacted policies that are designed to restrict visitors on campus. These policies, at various colleges and universities that have …