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Title IX Rights of Accused Students Violated

Posted by Steven Sherick | Oct 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently reported that Wesley College had violated the Title IX rights of students accused of sexual assault.  

Among the violations found by OCR were:  

     1) The school would impose interim suspensions before interviewing the accused student.

     2) The college failed to provide the student with a copy of the information contained in the incident report before the hearing.  

     3) The college did not provide students with a full opportunity to present witnesses and evidence at the hearing.

OCR found that the college's disciplinary process was not administered equitably and deprived accused students of due process in violation of Title IX.  Wesley College entered into a consent agreement to rectify the violations.  The entire press release is here OCR: Accused's Title IX Rights Violated

If you have questions or need representation regarding a student disciplinary matter, please contact Sherick and Bleier.  We have been representing students accused of Code of Conduct violations for more than 25 years.  

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Steven Sherick

Steve Sherick is a "near native" Arizonan having lived most of his life in Tucson.  He received his undergraduate and legal education at the University of Arizona.  Since 1980 he has devoted all of his practice to criminal law, always in defense of those accused of crimes.  He received his Board ...


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