Post Tagged with: "burden of proof"

EDITORIAL: Uphold Survivor Protections

The Department of Education’s withdrawal of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter earlier this week will bring about a shift in policy surrounding sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. As new guidelines are put in place over the coming months, Georgetown University has the opportunity to dictate its policy largely at[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 2 comments Editorial

Disciplinary Committee Raises Burden of Proof

Georgetown’s Disciplinary Review Committee passed a recommendation to raise the burden of proof for disciplinary responsibility to “clear and convincing evidence” in a meeting Thursday afternoon. The recommendation will now be considered by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson. Current policies dictate that a student must be found responsible[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments Campus News

‘More Likely Than Not’ an Unjust Burden on Students

For a university located near some of the nation’s most hallowed halls of justice, the “more likely than not” clause that guides the Student Code of Conduct offers a lesson in injustice. Students of all ages feel targeted by a system that bets against them, instead of educating them. Under[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Opinion