College Arrest 101 Blog| Current Title IX Laws on Sexual Misconduct Cases

In September 2017, newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era Title IX mandates which had been highly criticized as failing to provide due process to the accused students. Currently, any college student who is accused of a Title IX sexual misconduct violation (anything from sexual harassment to stalking to date rape) will have some more protections in the campus disciplinary process.  For example, colleges may employ a "clear and convincing" evidentiary standard where an accused students must be found guilty by a higher burden. There no longer is a fast track requirement to finish these cases in 60 [...]