It's every student's nightmare, being accused of sexual assault by a fellow student. A sexual assault accusation can ruin lives and tarnish reputations. Moreover, the consequences of failing to defend yourself vigorously are severe. If a college or university finds you culpable, you could face suspension, expulsion, and loss of your degree.
There's no doubt that American colleges and universities have a sexual assault problem, facing an unprecedented number of sexual assaults and violence on their campuses. The American Association of American Universities surveyed 27 colleges, finding that one-third of female college seniors had experienced unwanted sexual contact during college. However, only 28% of students reported the incidents. A later study by the AAAU showed a 13