What should I do if I received a charge letter in a university disciplinary hearing?

If you've received a charge letter at your college or university, and if you haven't done so yet, you should let your parents know. Going through the process alone is a terrible mistake. Too much is at stake, and university disciplinary proceedings, regardless of the nature of the offense, whether it involves Title IX sexual misconduct, academic misconduct, a student has a lot to lose both in the short term and the long term.

If you receive a charge letter, as its name implies, it means you've officially been charged, so the school has enough information to warrant an actual charge against the student. You have to prepare yourself at this point for a fight because it does take necessary steps to be found not responsible at a university. That's the bad news. The good news is that these cases can be won. An experienced attorney can help you through the process, both to navigate the process and to protect your interests and rights and should be involved as early as possible, but especially if you've received the charge letter.