When students are accused of violating Title IX policy even though they did not participate in the actions involved

Many students and their parents are shocked to learn that it is possible to be accused of violating Title IX policies for events they did not participate in. In a recent case of mine, a student was at a party and heard a rumor that other students were engaged in sexual activity in a men’s […]

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How to Prepare for When the Hearing Goes Crazy

One of the most important requirements of Title IX is that schools publish their grievance procedures and stick to them. Without knowing what to expect, a student cannot prepare. This is essential to keeping hearings fair.

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Key Differences between Title IX Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures and Criminal or Civil Court Procedures.

In situations where there is a simultaneous police investigation, restraining order case, or criminal or civil court proceeding, I use my experience with educational, administrative, criminal, and civil rules and procedures in order to assist my advisee with an effective and comprehensive strategy.

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Consent and Intoxication in Sexual Violence Grievances

Providing evidence of consent is a complex process, and without the benefit of an experienced advisor, many students fail to show sufficient evidence of consent or lack of consent to prevail in the grievance process.

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The preponderance of evidence standard of proof for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence grievances.

The U.S. Department of Education mandates that schools, colleges, and universities apply the “preponderance of the evidence” standard to determine the merits of sexual violence and sexual harassment grievances. Preponderance of the evidence means that based on an examination of the available information, the accusation is shown to be more likely than not that the […]

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Will my school close the investigation if I withdraw? Does it matter if the Complaining Student withdraws?

Your school or college will likely not close the investigation if the Complainant, Respondent, or both withdraw from the school. Congress has passed several laws that mandate investigation and reporting of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, Hate Crimes, and other illegal activities on college property and during college-sponsored events and activities. These laws […]

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Can you also help students who are victims of sexual violence or sexual harassment?

Mr. Rose is available to help any student or faculty member involved in a Sexual Violence or Sexual Harassment grievance. Mr. Rose has advised students who made complaints, students and faculty who have been accused, and witnesses in Title IX investigations. Federal Law guarantees that every person involved in a involved in a Sexual Violence […]

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I’m being accused based on something that happened off-campus during Summer Break. Why is my school involved?

the mere presence on campus of the alleged perpetrator of off-campus sexual violence can have continuing effects that create a hostile environment.

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