Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Wilmington University

Sexual misconduct charges are serious business. How serious? Serious enough that if your college or university has leveled an allegation against you, you should never try to handle it all on your own. Keep in mind: the minimum penalty in such cases is usually suspension. The more likely penalty in such cases is expulsion.  

Here's the good news: you don't have to face this situation all on your own. Wilmington University allows you to choose an advisor to help you navigate the process. Even better, that advisor can be an attorney. You don't want to choose just any attorney, though. You need someone who understands the specific components of campus sexual misconduct cases, someone with experience defending student rights. You need a Title IX attorney.  

Title IX Cases 

Most sexual misconduct cases at Wilmington University are dealt with as Title IX violations. Title IX is a federal law, passed in 1972, that prohibits all forms of sexual discrimination and harassment. That includes any sexually-based offenses, from simple verbal harassment to stalking, dating violence, and rape.  

Every case has two parts: an investigation, and a hearing. The law mandates how both of these processes should proceed. 

 Investigation: 

  • Your school has a designated Title IX Coordinator. Anyone at your school may report sexual misconduct. However, only a Complainant (accuser) or the Coordinator may sign an official complaint against you. 
  • If the school does decide to investigate you, the Coordinator must provide you with w