How is sanctioning handled in university sexual misconduct cases?

If a student were to be found responsible for sexual misconduct under the school's sexual misconduct policies, how sanctioning would be handled would be a full consideration. At least what's supposed to take place is should be a full consideration of the alleged acts or act that took place leading to the final responsibility, the severity of that is.

It would also take into account how the act affected the complainant, potentially how the act affected the respondent, the respondent's disciplinary history, if he or she had prior disciplinary infractions at the school or otherwise that would be taken into consideration by the school. The school would also have most instances precedent as to what would be appropriate in a given case, although depending on the circumstances, a school could go outside that if deemed appropriate because so much is at stake in a college sexual misconduct case.

From the start of the process, but especially if somebody is found responsible, you need to have an experienced attorney advisor helping you navigate the process and best protect your interests from as early as possible in the process.

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