Title IX investigations by themselves do not carry the traditional consequences for the student. These investigations are for the school (UCF, Rollins, etc.) to look into a matter to limit the school’s liability. However, these investigations can often lead to a Golden Rule Violations or an Academic Honor Code Hearing because during the investigation the school gathers evidence about the matter and refers the case on.
Sometimes this is because the student will admit to something during the interview that will open them up to academic punishment. Never go into an interview alone. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, you need to ensure you don’t inadvertently or accidentally say something that could land you in trouble. Always take an attorney to help you avoid mistakenly saying something that can harm your academic career.
Violations of the student code of conduct can result in a wide spectrum of consequences, varying from warnings to expulsion from school. Although expulsion is usually reserved for the most serious or repeated violations, other punishments may seriously endanger your ability to complete school and apply for future job opportunities. Code of conduct hearing officers has the power to revoke your campus housing, scholarships, university employment, and involvement in school activities, as well as place you on probation and subject you to further monitoring by the conduct office. Additionally, your disciplinary record may affect your applications for graduate programs, transferring education and professional licensing.