What Happens If I'm Found Guilty?

You cannot be found "guilty" at a Title IX hearing because it is not a criminal court.  However, you can be found "responsible" for sexual misconduct which can delay or ruin your academic career and can impact your ability to get a job, a security clearance or a professional license or certificate.  A finding of responsibility of Title IX sexual misconduct can become a part of your academic transcript and can follow you for the rest of your life.  Usually, your educational institution has a wide range of punishments to choose from, ranging from counseling and training all the way to expulsion and exclusion from campuses and facilities.  Depending on your school, you may or may not have a right of appeal.