Are Title IX Investigations Fair?

No!  Unlike criminal cases where you are guaranteed the right to confront your accuser directly in open court, or civil cases where you are entitled to discovery and depositions to get to the truth, most Title IX policies deny you both the right to confront your accuser and the right to discovery or depositions.   Investigations and hearings are rushed and you are not given enough time to prepare.  In many institutions, you are not even allowed to have an attorney ask questions or present witnesses at your hearing.  Most schools also apply a "preponderance of evidence" standard that allows them to find you responsible for sexual abuse if they think the accuser is more credible than you are.  Finally, many schools deny you the right of appeal.  It is crucial that you obtain help to fight against this injustice.