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Category: College Student Disciplinary Hearing

University of Miami Fraternity Under Investigation after Hazing Video Goes Viral

March 20, 2024 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, News & Announcements

A recent video of University of Miami (UM) students has gone viral after depicting an alleged hazing incident. The video took place on UM’s campus and showed several students chugging milk and then spitting it back up onto another student in the trash can. While not technically a violent incident, the conduct is still being investigated by the university as …

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FSU Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide

July 26, 2023 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

Florida State University (FSU) follows in accordance with the Title IX rule,  preventing them from discriminating against anyone based on sex or gender. Title IX also protects students, teachers, and other visitors on campus from any form of sexual harassment or violence. While Title IX is not necessarily a criminal offense, it can result in harsh consequences for the accused …

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Georgia Teen Hospitalized After Brutal Hazing

April 1, 2023 College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

Hazing is an unfortunate trend that subjects a person to harassment, humiliation, physical harm, or other forms of abuse. The act can take place in many forms, and is often popular among minors and young adults at college and university. In Florida, a person accused of hazing can face harsh penalties. A recent case in Georgia highlights the dangers of …

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Drugged Drinks and Hateful Speech – UM Fraternity Shut Down

October 19, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Florida Gamma chapter was established at the University of Miami in 1949. After 70 years of acting as an established Greek community, the fraternity has been shut down due to drugging allegations and a hate speech video that surfaced. Several students have come forward to report the alleged drugging that happened at one of the fraternity’s …

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June 9, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

With busy streets, hot tropical weather, and a need to get from point A to point B, it’s no wonder that our beautiful city of Tallahassee has partnered with various electric scooter companies to bring the best e-scooter service to Florida’s Capitol. Students at Florida State University have a great opportunity to utilize these scooters or the free Trolley while …

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FSU’s Policy and Investigation Process for Sexual Misconduct

May 12, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In 2021, FSU Professor John “Read” Gainsford was accused of sexual misconduct with a male undergrad student. Although Gainsford was never charged and remains a faculty member, the incident brings up the current state of the university’s policy on sexual misconduct. There are different routes to take for either a student or faculty member getting accused of sexual misconduct. This …

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What was the Columbia Mattress Protest?

May 10, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Sex Crimes

Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. The Columbia University sexual assault case referred to as the “Mattress Case” received national attention in 2014. The case involved two students attending Columbia University at the time—Emma Sulkowicz and Paul Nungesser. On the first day of Sulkowicz’s sophomore year at Columbia in 2012, she claimed that she was raped by …

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FSU’s Student Conduct Code – Can the University Suspend or even Expel you for a Violation?

April 25, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

It is common for students facing disciplinary action from their school to feel panic or to be scared at the possible repercussions they are facing. It can be especially difficult depending on the charges the student is facing, as it’s not uncommon for some young adults in college to start drinking and experimenting with illegal drugs. An old post by …

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Student Rights – Understanding Alleged Student Violations

April 22, 2022 College, College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense

Attending a prestigious school like Florida State University (“FSU”) can be daunting and stressful at times for students. It’s not uncommon for them to find ways to make their academic life easier or to de-stress in ways that are not in their best interest. Most students strive to make it to the top of their class but those that take …

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