As a student, you work hard to maintain good grades and attend classes to achieve the goal of eventually graduating. However, there are a number of problems that can arise in a college setting that could sabotage this goal. If you or your child has been accused of violating Georgetown's Title IX regulations, you have a lot at stake. If found guilty responsible of exhibiting discriminatory behavior, you are at risk of suffering a range of repercussions that could either prolong the time it takes you to graduate or prevent you from graduating from this institution altogether. It's important that you understand what you're up against when facing these allegations.
For the purposes of this article, we will briefly address (1) Georgetown University's duties under Title IX, (2) the school's policies regarding sexual misconduct, and (3) the Title IX process that you will undergo if you are facing Title IX violation allegations.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil right that prohibits discrimination on the premise of gender committed by or against students, staff, and faculty in federally funded educational institutions. Georgetown University is among the colleges and universities that receive some sort of financial support from the federal government, therefore it is required to comply with the law. Under Title IX, the school is obligated to investigate and take corrective action against students found responsible for exhibiting gender-based discrimination.