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What is the Most Difficult Part of Participating as a Respondent in a School Sexual Assault Process?

If you’ve been accused of sexual assault in an educational setting such as on a college campus, you may quickly find your life spiraling out of control. The process can move very fast, and it may seem like you transition from accused to “guilty” very quickly. It is important to take any allegations seriously and …

What to Do Immediately if Accused of Sexual Assault at an Educational Institution

Whether you are a student or a member of the faculty or staff, you need to exercise extreme caution to protect yourself if you have been accused of sexual assault at a college or other educational institution. If you are found “responsible” for misconduct under Title IX or school policies, your reputation can be permanently …

When a Student Transfers, How Do Sanctions at One School Impact Athletic Participation at the Next School?

Student athletes who are unhappy with the playing opportunities or team environment at one school often transfer to another to find a program that better fits their needs. But sometimes, student athletes change schools for another reason. They may choose—or be forced—to leave a school because of findings of wrongdoing. In some high-profile cases, the …

What are the Consequences of Not Reporting Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual misconduct can be hard to acknowledge and even hard for some people to recognize. Standards in society have shifted dramatically in recent decades, and conduct that was once considered merely in poor taste is now blatantly illegal. Other forms of sexual misconduct such as sexual assault used to be commonly ignored or downplayed on …

What are Consent and Incapacitation?

Students who engage in sexual activity on or off campus must ensure that their partner consents according to legal standards. No one can give consent when they are incapacitated. Those rules are clear. Failure to abide by them leaves students open to Title IX complaints and potential criminal or civil liability. What is not always …