Oklahoma Wesleyan University

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Website: https://www.okwu.edu/
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Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan: Why We’re Suing the Obama Administration Over Title IX

    September 6, 2016

    By Everett Piper at Heatstreet Two years ago this month, President Obama spoke about how lives are “suddenly shattered by an act of sexual violence” and how “the trauma, the terror can shadow you long after one horrible attack.”… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Challenges Unconstitutional Ruling

    September 1, 2016

    By Staff at Tulsa Beacon  (PRNewswire) – Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) became the first and only institution of higher education to challenge in court a 2011 mandate from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that colleges and universities adjudicate using a unconstitutional process and standard… Read more here.

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  • Christian College Sues the Feds to Protect Women’s Privacy and Due Process, President Says

    August 19, 2016

    By Peter Maxwell at The College Fix Everett Piper has a much bigger agenda than simply stopping the federal government from telling his evangelical university how it must investigate rape allegations… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sues Obama Over Sexual Assault Cases Directive

    August 18, 2016

    By Michael Gryboski at Christian Post Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently agreed to join a lawsuit against the Obama Administration over campus sexual assault case standards, arguing that they violate student rights to due process… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Over Federal Mandate on Sexual Harassment Cases

    August 17, 2016

    By Bill Sherman at Tulsa World Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville this week joined a lawsuit challenging a 2011 federal mandate governing how universities handle sexual harassment cases… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University Joins Lawsuit Over ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

    August 16, 2016

    By Staff at News on 6 Oklahoma Wesleyan University became the first college or university to go to court to challenge the Obama Administration over its so-called “Dear Colleague” sexual assault letter… Read more here.

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  • OKWU Joins Suit Challenging Sexual Assault Reporting Requirements

    August 16, 2016

    By Chris Day at Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Oklahoma Wesleyan University has joined a lawsuit that alleges the U.S. Department of Education’s “preponderance of evidence” standard in deciding sexual assault cases creates new law and violates student rights… Read more here.

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  • Christian College Sues Obama Admin Over Sexual Assault Policy

    August 16, 2016

    By Raven Clabough at The New American Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU), a Christian college, is the first university to join a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its five-year-old policy mandating how schools address allegations of sexual assault. The suit contends that the standards set by the Obama administration fail to protect innocent students, violate the Administrative Procedure Act, and amount to male gender bias… Read more here.

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  • University Challenges Obama Administration’s Title IX Guidance

    August 16, 2016

    By Michael Stratford at Politico UNIVERSITY TAKES ON OBAMA CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT GUIDANCE: Oklahoma Wesleyan University, an evangelical school, on Monday signed on to a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Obama administration’s 2011 guidance instructing colleges on how they must handle sexual assault cases under Title IX. Oklahoma Wesleyan is the first college or university to sue the Obama administration over that landmark guidance, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the advocacy group that is funding the lawsuit [http://bit.ly/2b8B8Dz]… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Suit on Sex Assault Guidance

    August 16, 2016

    By Staff at Inside Higher  Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Monday joined a former University of Virginia student’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, becoming the first institution to legally challenge the department’s mandate that colleges use the preponderance-of-evidence standard of proof when adjudicating cases of sexual assault… Read more here.

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  • BREAKING: Christian College Sues the Feds to Block Low Evidence Standard in Rape Cases

    August 15, 2016

    By Greg Piper at The College Fix Oklahoma Wesleyan University is the first college to challenge the Department of Education’s five-year-old “guidance” that ordered schools to judge students accused of rape under a low evidence standard or lose their federal funding… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging Education Dept.’s Title IX Guidance

    August 15, 2016

      By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz at The Chronicle of Higher Education Oklahoma Wesleyan University is joining a former University of Virginia student’s lawsuit challenging the Title IX guidance of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, according to court documents filed Monday… Read more here.

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  • Oklahoma Wesleyan Joins Lawsuit Challenging 2011 ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter

    August 15, 2016

    Today, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) became the first and only institution of higher education to challenge in court a 2011 mandate from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that colleges and universities adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations using the low, “preponderance of the evidence” standard. This mandate for institutions governed by Title IX—all but a few colleges and universities nationwide, whether private or public—was first announced in OCR’s April 4, 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL). OKWU is joining a FIRE-sponsored federal lawsuit originally filed in June, which seeks to invalidate this provision of the DCL on the grounds […]

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