California Title IX Advisor for ROTC Students

The U.S. Army developed the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program as part of the National Defense Act of 1916. Across the country, there are approximately 1,700 colleges and universities that have ROTC programs for the branches of the military. Students that have committed to enter these programs must conform to the written rules and requirements of both their college and the military.

Students may be the subject of serious allegations of violating federal Title IX guidelines that relate to sexual discrimination. Those found to have committed these offenses are likely to be suspended or dismissed from the school. ROTC students may also face program disenrollment because acts of sexual misconduct also breach their military contracts. Those facing such severe ramifications must promptly seek assistance from an attorney that is well-versed in this particular realm of legal practice.

Understanding Title IX?

Established in 1972 by the U.S. Department of Education, Title IX requires that all schools create and maintain written guidelines related to handling accusations of sexually-based discrimination. Failing to comply may result in losing eligibility for federal education funding. Each school must designate a Title IX Coordinator that oversees the process of investigating, making rulings, and potentially levying sanctions and penalties.

Title IX violations may occur in many way