When you’re faced with a criminal charge in either the state of the federal courts, you are presumed innocent. In fact, innocent until proven guilty is the cornerstone of the American court system. When you are accused of a Title IX violation, you don’t always have that right extended to you.
A recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), only around 30% of schools surveyed guaranteed the student a hearing, and only 10% mandated cross-examination in some form. This means that the same universities that decry themselves for being the bastions of civil liberties are, themselves, failing at extending those liberties to their own students.