Federal District Court Does Not Halt University of Dayton Campus Sexual Assault Suspension

Despite the recent attention given to courts reversing campus sexual assault disciplinary findings, a Federal District Court recently declined to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to halt a one semester suspension that was imposed by the University of Dayton.  The case is Pierre v University of Dayton and the Order was issued by the United States … More Federal District Court Does Not Halt University of Dayton Campus Sexual Assault Suspension

UVA’s Title IX Resolution Agreement and Interpretive Challenges. Another Look.

The more that I have reviewed the Resolution Agreement between the Office for Civil Rights and the University of Virginia (and the accompanying letter to the President of the UVA), the more I have questions about various aspects of OCR’s findings and the challenges presented to educational institutions in trying to meet OCR’s interpretations of what constitutes … More UVA’s Title IX Resolution Agreement and Interpretive Challenges. Another Look.

Is the Office for Civil Rights Taking Over Campus Sexual Assault Discipline Systems Through Resolution Agreements?

As I have recently written about Michigan State University and University of Virginia having entered into Resolution Agreements with the Office for Civil Rights to settle Title IX sexual assault investigations.  In these agreements both MSU and UVA agreed to undertake numerous remedial actions pertaining to their Title IX sexual assault policies and procedures. Although many … More Is the Office for Civil Rights Taking Over Campus Sexual Assault Discipline Systems Through Resolution Agreements?

University of Virginia and the Office for Civil Rights Enter into a Title IX Sexual Assault Resolution Agreement.

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights recently entered into a Resolution Agreement with the University of Virginia.  The Resolution Agreement was the result of a Title IX investigation that was opened by OCR in June of 2011. The announcement of this Resolution Agreement (along with a letter directed to the University of Virginia) follows … More University of Virginia and the Office for Civil Rights Enter into a Title IX Sexual Assault Resolution Agreement.

UC System Appeals Decision Overturning UC San Diego Sexual Assault Finding.

Just a quick update on a case that I wrote about earlier.  The San Diego Union-Tribune has reported that the UC Regents has filed a notice of appeal of the decision by Judge Pressman reversing a finding by UC San Diego that a student was responsible for sexual misconduct. The article states that it was … More UC System Appeals Decision Overturning UC San Diego Sexual Assault Finding.

Michigan State University Settles Office For Civil Rights Title IX Complaints

At the beginning of September Michigan State University entered into a Resolution Agreement with the Office for Civil Rights pertaining to two Title IX complaints, the first of which was filed in June of 2011. If any higher education institution wants to get an understanding of the comprehensiveness of an OCR Title IX compliance review (and why … More Michigan State University Settles Office For Civil Rights Title IX Complaints