Right now, campuses across the country are responding in broadly disparate manners to student allegations of sexual assault. The lack of consistency from campus to campus, and even from case to case within campus systems, deters many victims and frustrates accused individuals. Victims, accused students, and colleges and universities could benefit from greater consistency and transparency in Title IX compliance in cases of sexual assault.

Title IX, which prohibits discriminatory practices, has been regulated by the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Most colleges and universities established misconduct codes to forbid “discrimination” which was considered to occur where a...

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About the Author:

Hon. Jane Cutler Greenspan (Ret.) is an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS. She served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 20 years as a Judge in the Trial Division of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, and more than 10 years as an Assistant District Attorney where she served as Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit and Chief of Superior Court Appeals. Judge Greenspan works with colleges and universities as an external Title IX adjudicator in sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment cases.