The law requires that universities and colleges must investigate student sexual assault or harassment charges. If you’ve been accused, you will be required to undergo a disciplinary hearing under Title IX.
Title IX also states that colleges must punish students found in violation of sexual consent policies on campus. If you’ve been accused of sexual misconduct at your school, you should call the Law Offices of Lauren Campoli immediately to have an attorney on your side.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title IX mandates schools to investigate all sexual assault or misconduct cases involving any of their students independently from any separate criminal charge. The universities are required to setup their own system of investigating any claims of sexual assault including interrogating suspects, witness interviews, and scheduling disciplinary hearings. Coming out on the wrong end of one of these disciplinary hearings can have devastating life altering effects for the accused students. This could include being labeled a sex offender.
If you’ve been accused and are unsure how to defend yourself, make sure you call the expert Title IX lawyers at the Law Office of Lauren Campoli, PLLC.
There are many colleges in Minnesota that have sexual consent rules in place:
Each school varies when it comes to their specific consent rules, and can be difficult to understand depending on the situation. Understanding of consent can be difficult to make sense of depending on the situation. This becomes a large problem when alcohol is involved at universities.
If you or your son/daughter have been accused of any sexual misconduct matter at college, you need to reach out to Lauren Campoli and her team today for your best course of defense. Contact our Title IX attorneys in Minneapolis or our defense team in Edina.