The NCHERM Group President and CEO and ATIXA Executive Director Brett Sokolow quoted in The Tennessean regarding a request to delay a campus disciplinary hearing by a former University of Tennessee student.
Along with a statement by Jane Doe 3, the latest court filing also includes a declaration by Brett Sokolow, a national consultant to colleges and universities on student disciplinary procedures and president and CEO of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management law firm.
Sokolow’s declaration said Tennessee’s public universities use a system of student discipline that does not comply with federal Title IX rules, which govern how universities must respond to allegations of sexual assault.
The system “deviates from the standard of care” required under those rules by giving only the accused student a right to counsel in the proceedings and only that student’s attorney the right to cross-examination, Sokolow said. The process also violates federal rules because of inherent delays, he said.