A college or university is required to investigate the allegations in a formal complaint under the Title IX Final Rule and in doing so, that school must send written notice to the parties, the complainant and the respondent, that is, of the allegations upon receipt of the formal complaint. Notice was and remains a concern at many schools. Every step of a Title IX case is critical. The early steps are especially critical because what takes place early in the case can set the stage for the rest of the case.
Notice and narrowing down the requisite notice that a school needs to provide often is a major step early in the process. Schools do have a certain obligation but for various reasons, schools unfortunately often do not meet that obligation unless with the necessary oversight for a school to do so. Having an experienced attorney-advisor in your corner from as early as possible in the process will help you best understand and navigate the process and they'll help you work towards trying to ensure a fair process and a favorable outcome.