Is the student required to present testimony in a university disciplinary hearing?

 

An accused student generally would not be required to present testimony at a university disciplinary hearing. That being said, to try to achieve a favorable outcome, say a finding of not responsible, a student has to be proactive or has to take affirmative steps in that regard. To sit back and do nothing and expect their case to go in their favor is an exercise in futility, it will almost always be met with failure, unfortunately. You have to be proactive, you have to take affirmative steps, you have to do everything possible to try to get a favorable outcome. You really have to, you have to force the school's hand in a sense, to achieve a favorable outcome in a disciplinary case, a Title IX case. It's unfortunate that that is the case in most instances, but the good news is that these cases can be won.

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