What Happens if You’re a Faculty Member Accused of Misconduct? Can Title VII Protect You?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and overlaps with Title IX (sex discrimination) and Title VI (race, color, religion or national origin). Forms of discrimination include creating a hostile work environment, disparate treatment, disparate…
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Title IX, Codes of Conduct May Conflict With First Amendment On Campus

Colleges and universities often walk a fine line when it comes to free speech. Institutes of higher education promote themselves as places where students go to debate and refine ideas and opinions. Ideally, this creates an enriching experience for all involved. But many schools place limits on acceptable discourse in…
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What Parents Should Know About Title IX Violations and School Conduct Codes Before School Starts

Campus judiciaries and campus codes of conduct intervene as never before in the private life of students. Therefore, parents should take the time to review how a school’s policies dictate the handling of misconduct cases. Universities and colleges today operate very differently from how they were run a few decades…
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What Is a Title IX Interim Measure?

Before colleges or universities begin investigating a claim of sexual assault or other misconduct, they typically act to isolate the parties and, ideally, to protect them and the evidence during the investigation. These measures are usually called “interim measures.” Some schools call them “interim actions.” New regulations proposed by the…
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