He Said, She Said, They Said: Cracking Credibility in Student Sexual Misconduct Cases

When investigating reports of sexual misconduct by and against students, credibility can often be an essential question for the investigator, decision-maker, and others on the school, college, or university team. Understanding the factors to consider, knowing the types of questions to ask and techniques to use to get the information you need to consider, and avoiding the perception of bias, conflict of interest, and prejudgment are just a few of the land mines that education leaders face when a credibility issue looms in an investigation. Although the issue has taken front stage recently with respect to Title IX sexual harassment grievances, cracking credibility is just as essential in other sexual misconduct cases involving students, including those in schools that don’t receive federal funds.

This webinar from Thompson & Horton addresses some of the many credibility concerns that can arise during the sexual misconduct grievance process.