My college wants to dismiss me for what I believe are sexist reasons. What should I do?

If your college is looking to dismiss you or take some kind of disciplinary action or other adverse action against you for, what you believe to be sexist reasons, it's a very serious matter. Obviously, the school could be running afoul of federal law, for example, Title IX, could be running afoul of state law. There are definite implications in terms of the school's actions in that regard. You would have the right to address the matter accordingly, either potentially, both at the school and otherwise.

It's not unusual for a student to find him or herself in such a position. Schools don't always do the right thing. If you have any kind of concern of this nature, an experienced attorney advisor can help you best understand your rights and also as to what's appropriate to the circumstances, what's not in terms of what the school is doing. They can also help you understand and navigate the process. They should be involved as early as possible if you have any concern that the school is taking some kind of sexist or other action against you of that nature.

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