Due Process

On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 967, a bill that requires California’s university and college students to obtain verifiable “affirmative consent” for sexual activity. Under this bill, students must receive not just explicit consent to sexual activity but ongoing consent—although it is impossible to tell how often students must pause to receive... Read more Read more


Due Process

Occidental College found a student “responsible” for sexual assault despite the fact that police refused to charge him and text message evidence indicates that both parties consented to having sex. Read more


Due Process

The White House fails to answer FIRE’s grave and continuing concerns about campus civil liberties. Read more


Due Process

When at a hearing for charges of harassment and making threats, Asnuntuck refused to allow Nicholas Saucier to present a recording of the event as evidence. Read more


Due Process

Following in North Carolina’s footsteps, Virginia Delegate Rick Morris has introduced a bill that would grant students facing serious non-academic disciplinary charges the right to be represented by an attorney or other advocate of the student’s choosing. Read more


Due Process

In March 2012, tenured professor Jammie Price was placed on administrative leave after students alleged that she had created a hostile environment and strayed from the syllabus in her introductory sociology class. The allegations included making negative comments about the university and its student athletes and showing a documentary on pornography. Although what is known... Read more Read more


Due Process

Syracuse University’s School of Education effectively expelled a graduate student from its teaching program after he complained on Facebook about a racially charged comment made in his presence by a community leader that student teachers were coming from Syracuse rather than historically black colleges. Matthew Werenczak was required to undergo a special course of diversity training and... Read more Read more



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