At Spodek Law Group, our nationwide law firm understands the importance of a high-quality education. That’s why we want to ensure that students at Dartmouth College are protected from false or exaggerated sexual-misconduct allegations that can derail their education, career, and reputation. In this article, we will explain how expert representation by Attorney Todd Spodek and his team can help you successfully defend against such charges.
Dartmouth College is one of the oldest colleges in the nation, predating the formation of the United States. With a rural, 237-acre campus and over 4,500 undergraduate students and 2,100 graduate students, Dartmouth is committed to preparing students for a lifetime of leadership.
However, an academic and residential experience at any college or university, including Ivy League institutions like Dartmouth, can lead to conflict within intimate relationships, sometimes leading to sexual-misconduct charges. Dartmouth College, like other federally funded institutions, maintains a Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy that satisfies federal Title IX requirements. It is essential to have a deep understanding of Title IX and the college’s policy to successfully navigate any sexual misconduct allegations.
At Spodek Law Group, we understand that these allegations can be life-changing, and that is why we take them seriously. We know that colleges and universities that receive federal funds, like Dartmouth College, must adopt and enforce Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination. Our team is well-versed in the Title IX laws and the Dartmouth College Sexual Misconduct policy. We also understand that colleges and universities may define sexual misconduct more broadly than Title IX defines it. That is why we work hard to ensure that our clients understand the definition and the policy in full.
Dartmouth College’s Sexual Misconduct policy includes broad and vague definitions, which can implicate much sexual and non-sexual behavior. This, in turn, increases the risk of false or unfair sexual-misconduct charges at Dartmouth College. The definitions create an interpretive minefield that demands the knowledge, skill, and experience of expert counsel like Attorney Todd Spodek and his team at Spodek Law Group.
The procedures that a college or university uses to determine the truth of sexual-misconduct allegations are critical to the reliability and fairness of the outcomes. At Dartmouth College, the procedures are well-defined and have specific requirements that must be met. Our team is well-versed in these procedures and can guide you through every step of the process.
Our team understands that the stakes of a sexual-misconduct charge at Dartmouth College are just as high as at other institutions. That is why we don’t assume that a charge means a violation. We work hard to defend our clients against false or exaggerated charges. Dartmouth College’s procedures create substantial opportunities for our team to expose the weaknesses in misconduct cases.
We know that being accused of sexual misconduct can be a daunting experience. It is crucial to retain skilled and experienced representation to help you navigate this difficult time. At Spodek Law Group, we have the knowledge, resources, and expertise to help you through a disciplinary proceeding at Dartmouth College for the best outcome. Call us today at 212-300-5196 to schedule a consultation with Attorney Todd Spodek or use our online service. Let us fight for you and your future.
Dartmouth College Sexual Misconduct
|1||Sexual or gender-based harassment||Unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature|
|2||Intimidation||Any act of intimidation or hostility, whether verbal or non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise based on sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression|
|3||Sexual assault||Having or attempting to have sexual contact with another individual without consent, including sexual intercourse or sexual touching such as intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, or other intimate part of an individual’s body|
|4||Sexual exploitation||Intentionally taking sexual advantage of another person without consent, such as voyeurism, disseminating, streaming, or posting images, pictures, or video of another in a state of undress or of a sexual nature without the person’s consent, knowingly exposing one’s genitals to another person without consent, prostituting another individual, or knowingly exposing another individual to a sexually transmitted infection or virus without the other individual’s knowledge and consent|
|5||Relationship or interpersonal violence||Any act of violence or threatened act of violence against a person who is or has been involved in a sexual, dating, domestic, or other intimate relationship with the respondent, or against a person with whom the respondent sought to have such a relationship|
|6||Stalking||When a person engages in a course of conduct toward another person under circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear bodily injury or experience substantial emotional distress, including cyber-stalking using electronic media|
|7||Provision of alcohol or drugs||To an individual for the purpose of committing or facilitating prohibited conduct under the policy|
|8||Retaliation||Any adverse action or threat taken or made against an individual for making a report of prohibited conduct or participating in any investigation or proceeding related to the sexual-misconduct policy|
At Spodek Law Group, we want to make sure that you have the best possible outcome. We understand that being accused of sexual misconduct can be an emotionally charged and stressful experience. That’s why we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of professionalism and experience to ensure that their rights are protected.
If you or someone you know is facing false or exaggerated sexual-misconduct allegations at Dartmouth College, call Spodek Law Group today at 212-300-5196 to schedule a consultation with Attorney Todd Spodek. Let us help you protect your future.