Sexual Misconduct and Title IX - University of Colorado at Boulder

Are you or a loved one facing accusations of sexual misconduct at the University of Colorado at Boulder? If so, you need to take action - today - to protect your future.

The University has measures in place to preserve the safety of every student on campus. When an event occurs that threatens that atmosphere of safety, the University will act quickly to remove or remediate against the threat. When you are that threat, you need to prepare yourself. It's possible that the University will veer away from its own due process or guidelines for fair treatment in an effort to resolve your case as quickly as possible.

Sexual misconduct is serious, and sexual assault happens. It's traumatizing for all concerned. Regardless of what's happened in the past, you need to ensure that you don't lose the future that you've worked so hard for. If you end up with sexual misconduct on your permanent record at the end of the University's adjudication process, your entire life - starting now - might be far more difficult than it would otherwise need to be.

That's where a top-notch sexual misconduct advisor comes in. Hire an experienced Title IX or sexual misconduct advisor today to help you work towards a successful outcome for your case.

The Sexual Misconduct Policies at University of Colorado, Boulder

In order to keep students at the University safe, the University has outlined a range of behaviors that it considers both prohibited and punishable (as well as, potentially, a violation of the law). The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance clarifies that these behaviors will flag university attention and action whether they occur on or off campus, as long as the involved parties are part of the CU community.

The Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Policy outlines the specific prohibited behaviors and actions that the University will adjudicate. These include:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Title IX Stalking
  • Stalking
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Title IX hostile environment
  • Hostile environment
  • Title IX quid pro quo sexual harassment
  • Quid pro quo sexual harassment

The distinction between an act of sexual misconduct and its Title IX counterpart exists to satisfy the recent updates to national Title IX policies. The University of Colorado wishes to comply with the federal government and protect its students in a comprehensive way; this two-part terminology structure allows them to do so while fulfilling all requirements.

If you or a loved one stands accused of sexual misconduct while at CU, you need to ensure that you're working with a competent and clever legal team. Otherwise, you may find yourself saddled with an outsized or disproportionate punishment that you may carry with you for your entire life.

What Happens in a Sexual Misconduct Investigation at the University of Colorado, Boulder?

Once an allegation makes its way to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, the Office will take some time to review the nature of the complaint. At this time, the Office will reach out to the complainant - or the person standing accused of misconduct - to notify the complainant of the accusation. As a secondary step, a hearing officer will reach out to you to learn as much as possible about your side of the story.

If the University deems that formal resolution is the best course of action, the University will provide all involved parties with an invitation to a hearing as well as all of the information regarding the formal complaint. If you have not already secured legal defense at this time, this would be a good occasion to do so.

At the hearing, officials from the University will listen to each party or their advisors, review all evidence, and come to a determination of guilt. If the University decides that you are guilty of the alleged offense, they will also make a recommendation as to corrective action.

Depending on the specific nature of your offense, you can expect a range of punishments. Typical disciplinary actions include:

  • Disciplinary Warnings
  • Probation
  • Parent or Guardian Notification
  • Student Conduct Fee
  • No Contact Order
  • Exclusion
  • Conduct Relocation
  • Termination of Housing Contract
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

It's important to realize that - as harsh as these consequences may sound - they are nothing compared to the long-term ramifications of having sexual misconduct on your permanent record. If this happens, you may find that your future is much harder than it needs to be; for example, you may experience difficulty getting a job later in life.

By taking the time now to protect your rights, you're protecting your future - in college and far beyond.

A Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Advisor Ready to Help You

Sexual misconduct: Whether this is your family's first brush with your school's disciplinary system or not, those definitely aren't words you want to see on official paperwork from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The school takes the safety of its students very seriously - so, if you or a loved one stands accused of sexual misconduct, you'll likely find yourself in a very serious situation.

The University of Colorado at Boulder has a process in place to adjudicate misconduct of this nature. However, this does not mean that this process will be fair - or that the school will even, necessarily, heed that process in every respect. You need to make sure that you look out for your rights during your sexual misconduct investigation. Unfortunately, you'll find that you may be the only one who does so.

The only one, of course - aside from us.

At the Lento Law Firm, we've spent years protecting the future careers of college students fighting sexual misconduct charges. Joseph D. Lento has the experience and expertise that you need to work towards a successful outcome. From analysis of all available evidence to navigating hard conversations, formal hearings, interviews, and more - trust Joseph D. Lento to be at your side during your sexual misconduct case at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

For more information, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-555-3686 or contact us through our online form.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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