Tag: Grievance Procedures

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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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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