Oct. 10, 2017

St. Edward’s University applies a preponderance of evidence standard to all student conduct matters, consistent with recent revised guidance by the Department of Education. The university does not anticipate making significant changes to our process prior to new federal rules being finalized.

The university awaits the rulemaking outcomes from the Department of Education, which will provide final Title IX regulations. Once those regulations are issued, the university will review them with legal counsel and consult with appropriate members of our community in order to maintain compliance with the Department of Education requirements.

St. Edward’s University is keenly focused on education and prevention efforts regarding sexual assault and effectively and diligently handling all Title IX cases within specified legal parameters.