Yes Means Yes leaves room for a lot of guessing on college conduct boards since it not only raises the benchmark of consent but lowers the standard of proof for determining a student responsible for sexual assault. In one infamous 2013 case at Occidental College, an intoxicated female student accused a male of sexually assaulting her despite having sent a string of text messages that seem to establish consent such as, “do you have a condom” and “I’mgoingtohave sex now”Nevertheless, an Occidental disciplinary board determined the accused guilty by a preponderance of the evidence.
m.utsandiego.com Commentary by UCSD students & Students For Liberty, Danielle Crume, Michael Hatch & Derek Rousseau
Monthly Archives: October 2014
Harvard has adopted procedures for deciding cases of alleged sexual misconduct which lack the most basic elements of fairness and due process, are overwhelmingly stacked against the accused, and are in no way required by Title IX law or regulation. Here our concerns include but are not limited to the following:
washingtonpost.com Signed by 28 Harvard lawyers