Due Process Ratings

Policies are rated on their inclusion of 10 due process safeguards. Each policy may receive 2 points for fully including that safeguard, 1 point for partial inclusion, and 0 points for no meaningful inclusion. Most, but not all, institutions have separate policies for sexual misconduct and all other misconduct. See FIRE’s Spotlight on Due Process report for more information.

Sexual Misconduct D 6/20 points
Non-Sexual Misconduct C 11/20 points
Title IX B 13/20 points
Meaningful presumption of innocence
Timely and adequate written notice
Time to prepare with evidence
Impartial fact-finders
Meaningful hearing process
Right to present to fact-finder
Right to meaningful cross-ex
Active participation of advisor
Meaningful right to appeal
Unanimity or clear and convincing evidence