Is it considered retaliation if a student makes a materially false statement during the course of a Title IX grievance proceeding, and is charged by the school?

If a student makes a materially false statement, during the course of a Title IX grievance process and is charged by the school, it is not considered retaliation. A determination regarding responsibility alone, however, is not sufficient to determine that a person made a bad faith materially false statement.

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