The Title IX amendment was first created to eliminate sex-based discrimination on college campuses. Today, however, Title IX is most often referenced in relation to university sexual assault investigations. If you've been notified that you are involved in such an investigation, there are a few things you should know.
How Title IX Came About
For years, sexual assault survivors and advocacy groups rallied for allegations of rape and assault to be taken more seriously by school administrations. While they voiced valid concerns, Title IX revisions made in 2011 began pressuring colleges into pressing charges without sufficient evidence. In essence, they allowed someone to be convicted by a preponderance of the evidence, or, in other words, if they merely appeared “more likely to be guilty than not.”