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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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I’m Being Accused Based on Something that Happened Off-Campus During Summer Break. Why Is My School Involved?

This is probably the most frequent question I am asked by new advisees or their parents. Many college sexual violence and sexual harassment accusations take place in off-campus private apartments, fraternity houses, and other private property. The majority of sexual violence accusations involving high school students take place off-campus…

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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. […]

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Can You Also Help Students Who Are Victims of Sexual Violence or Sexual Harassment?

Mr. Rose is available to help any student or faculty member involved in a Sexual Violence or Sexual Harassment grievance. Mr. Rose has advised students who made complaints, students and faculty who have been accused, and witnesses in Title IX investigations. […]

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