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Recent Court Ruling for Transgender Rights under Title IX

The debate regarding transgender individuals and public restrooms continues in many parts of the country, and schools and college campuses are often at the center of it. In fact, many school administrations have struggled to make appropriate decisions regarding transgender bathroom rights, especially when it comes to student-athletes and access to locker rooms. Some administrators …

College Code Violations by Athletes Can be Widely Publicized

College students make mistakes all the time, as they are learning to navigate life and make decisions on their own, often for the first time. Most do not expect a mistake to result in national news coverage or even to draw much attention on campus. It’s a much different world for some collegiate athletes, however. …

Title IX Protects the Rights of Transgender Students

Today’s DOJ letter outlining how Title IX protects the rights of transgender students significantly raises the stakes for every public school in the nation.  Providing educators guidance to ensure that “all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.” Check out the letter AND the excellent examples …

Why Affirmative Consent On Campus is So Challenging

Now that the issue of sexual misconduct and assault on college campuses has moved squarely into the public spotlight, college officials are revamping their sexual misconduct policies and replacing the old norm of “no means no” with a new standard of “yes means yes,” otherwise known as affirmative consent.   Under these policies, any student …

4 Critical Things to Do Right Away if Your School is Investigating You for a Conduct Code Violation

If you get notice from any college or University official that you’re being investigated for violating any of your school’s conduct policies, a process has already begun that can have a major impact on your life. Here are the first four things you need to do regardless of the specific notice you receive. 1.    Get …