College’s Hypocrisy on Standard of Evidence When It comes to Accused Students

September 22, 2015

By Ashe Schow at Washington Examiner 

A Vermont college was ordered to halt the expulsion of a student who was expelled for sexual assault without being given a hearing. But what the college argued in its defense was rather interesting.

Middlebury College used a "preponderance of evidence" standard (meaning campus administrators have to be just 50.01 percent sure an assault was committed) even before the Department of Education mandated colleges to lower the bar on proof of charges against students. But when it came to defending itself from this student's lawsuit, the college demanded the higher standard of "clear and convincing" evidence that it had wronged him...

Schools: Middlebury College