Guide to the College Discipline Process

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Guide Published for College Students and Their Parents Nationwide on Title IX, Sexual Assault, Conduct Code Violations, Due Process and School Discipline Proceedings

Duffy Law, LLC, a law firm in Connecticut focusing on the representation of college students across the country, has published a comprehensive guide to help students and parents navigate the fast-changing world of Title IX, sexual assault, conduct code violations and the university disciplinary process.

Duffy Law, LLC, a law firm in Connecticut focusing on the representation of college students across the country, has published a comprehensive Guide to help students and parents navigate the fast-changing world of Title IX, sexual assault, conduct code violations and the university disciplinary process.

According to Felice Duffy, the firm’s founder, students and parents typically underestimate both the complexity of the process and the possible negative consequences of being found “responsible” for a disciplinary violation. “College students understandably think that if they simply tell their side of the story that the school will treat them fairly. Unfortunately, many schools have reacted to increased federal regulatory scrutiny and generalized social pressure in response to the serious issue of campus sexual assault by creating well-meaning but flawed disciplinary systems that create as many problems as they’re trying to solve. We wrote this guide to give students and parents the information they need to make better choices before they’re retraumatized by untrained school personnel, or hit with severe, long-term consequences such as suspension or expulsion.”

The 23-page Guide covers all phases of the common disciplinary process including investigations, hearings, findings, sanctions and appeals. It contains information gathered on a daily basis from the firm’s work representing both complainants and accused at both large and small, public and private institutions in every region of the U.S.

Attorney Felice Duffy is a pioneer in both Title IX and U.S. women’s soccer. She filed a Title IX action against the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate in 1978 to compel the funding of a women’s varsity soccer team. She then earned her Ph.D. in Sports Psychology while playing at the national club level. Duffy went on to become head coach of the Yale women’s soccer team for 10 years before going to Quinnipiac law school, where she graduated first in her class. After stints at major New York and Connecticut law firms, she served for 10 years as an Assistant Federal Prosecutor before opening Duffy Law, LLC in 2015.

 

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Invitation to join list serve devoted to K-12 sexual harassment

Gender equity advocates,

Each day we see new initiatives to erode students’ civil rights. One way SSAIS is fighting back is by forming a coalition of K-12 activists and advocates to amplify each other’s voice. The purpose of the new listserve is to share our activism, to discuss strategies, and promote each other’s efforts–to create a synergistic effect!  

Please consider joining the  Coalition Against Sexual Harassment (CASHK12) listserve  https://stop-sexual-assault-in-schools.mobilize.io/registrations/groups/15941 and/or forward this invitation to like-minded allies.

“. . . if we do not bring a serious focus to the problem of sexual harassment and assault in elementary and secondary schools, it will be nearly impossible to make real progress at any other level of education. Too often the story of sexual violence in K-12 schools shows administrators who are poorly informed about their Title IX obligations or avoid taking the necessary steps required by Title IX to end and prevent future harassment.”–Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO National Women’s Law Center,  inaugural blog for SSAIS 9/15.

Many thanks,

esther

— 

Esther Warkov, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Co-Founder

esther@stopsexualassaultinschools.org

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Stop Sexual Assault in Schools
Educating about sex discrimination and the
right to an equal education free from sexual

harassmentSSAIS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.

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Civil Rights Coordinators Data

The employees designated to coordinate schools’ compliance with civil rights laws play an essential role in ensuring that all students in the United States, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal educational opportunities. Some schools designate one employee to coordinate compliance with all applicable civil rights laws. Other schools designate one or more employees to coordinate compliance with individual civil rights laws. These employees may have different titles at different schools (e.g., civil rights coordinators, equity coordinators, Title IX coordinators, Title VI coordinators, Section 504/ADA coordinators, disability rights coordinators, etc.).

The Department’s Office for Civil Rights collects the name, telephone number, and email address of school districts’ Title IX coordinators (sex discrimination), Title VI coordinators (race, color, and national origin discrimination), and ADA/504 coordinators (disability discrimination) as part of its Civil Rights Data Collection, which is collected every two years. The information provided here was reported to the Office for Civil Rights in 2015 in response to the 2013-2014 school year collection. Please contact the school district directly for the most up-to-date information about a school district’s civil rights coordinators.

Go here – https://www.ed.gov/civ-rts-coordinators

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TITLE IX.COM The Internet’s Primary Clearinghouse for All Things Title IX

The Internet’s Primary Clearinghouse for All Things Title IX

TITLE IX.COM

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The Safe Place to Learn resource package

The Safe Place to Learn resource package provides a range of materials that address peer-to-peer sexual harassment.  It is designed to help establish and maintain a safe, supportive learning environment and mitigate factors that interfere with learning. This resource package supports school district and school staff efforts to:

  • comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and
  • create a positive school climate.

Safe Place to Learn is one set of materials among a diverse collection of tools commissioned by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

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