What are the possible penalties for campus sexual assault allegations?

The possible penalties for campus sexual assault allegations under Title IX can vary and can be severe, unfortunately. Certain kinds of behavior if a student is found responsible will almost assuredly result in certain kinds of sanctions. Non-consensual sex, for example, even without force, rape by any other name that is, will 99 out of a hundred times result in an expulsion. Penetration of any kind, whether it's oral or digital, will, at a minimum, often result in a suspension. If there's aggravating factors, it would often result in an expulsion also. If there's significant mitigating factors, it might be able to be lessened to a probation, but that's going to be definitely the exception and not the rule. People often, unfortunately, make the mistake of believing that if they're found responsible, they'll face a probation or a warning. That's not how schools operate. So much is at stake and it can affect the present. It can affect the future. Graduate schools, internships, employment opportunities, professional licensing. It needs to be taken as seriously as possible. An experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process and can help potentially mitigate any potential consequences and sanctions.

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