Student Sexual Misconduct Posts
This article details the case in which a former college student has won more than $100,000 in the first jury trial since the Obama administration rewrote rules on how college officials should adjudicate campus sexual violence.
Campus investigations and hearings surrounding alleged sexual misconduct are increasingly mimicking actual courtrooms, posing some serious learning curves for administrators — and students — who find themselves caught up in the process.
Despite a long history of reform efforts, college students remain vulnerable to sexual harassment and assault on campus. This essay surveys that history from the 1970s to the present, including a flurry of enforcement activity under President Obama and a backlash and reversed course under Trump.
(En)forcing a Foolish Consistency?: A Critique and Comparative Analysis of the Trump Administration’s Proposed Standard of Evidence Regulation for Campus Title IX ProceedingsWilliam Kidder
Prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment are major challenges at U.S. colleges and universities today. In recent years a vigorous law and policy debate emerged within the higher education community about Title IX and whether the “preponderance of evidence” or “clear and convincing” evidence represents the more appropriate standard of evidence in campus sexual violence and sexual harassment disciplinary procedures.
Requiring cross-examination in campus sexual-misconduct proceedings is among the key features of the Department of Education’s proposed Title IX reforms currently open for public comment.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the release of its proposal on improving schools’ responses to sexual harassment and assault.
Ohio State University has dissolved its sexual assault unit amid complaints that employees there told survivors they were lying about reports of sexual misconduct and that they suffered from mental illness or were “delusional.” The institution indicated, too, that the center failed to document and report sexual assaults in a timely way, despite university policy that dictates all employees do so.
Principles of the Law, Student Sexual Misconduct: Procedural Frameworks for Colleges and Universities will be presented for discussion at ALI’s 95th Annual Meeting. Below is the Introductory Note included in the draft.
UNC Chapel Hill must provide the public with the names of students and employees found responsible for rape, sexual assault or related offenses through the school’s honor court and internal procedures.
The College announced the members of the Presidential Steering Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which will review College policies on sexual misconduct, ensure they are clear and present recommendations on policy development, education and training.