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ATIXA Position Statement on Adopting the Preponderance of the Evidence Standard of Proof

The debate continues to rage on about which standard of proof federal funding recipients (including schools and colleges) should apply to determine whether a violation of sexual harassment policy has occurred. ATIXA has issued the following Position Statement on Adopting the Preponderance of the Evidence Standard of Proof to reiterate our consistent position that the POTE standard is the only equitable standard under Title IX, and to encourage our members to uniformly adopt POTE for all sexual harassment allegations involving all students and employees, including faculty.