Student expelled from Rhodes College will get his day in court

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The case of a Rhodes College student accused of sexual assault gets an unprecedented decision. A judge has granted a preliminary injunction that overturns the student’s expulsion, pending a trial.

The student, known only as John Doe, was months from graduation when he was accused of raping another student during an on-campus party at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house.

He was never charged and says he was expelled, denied his degree and graduation without so much as a campus hearing.

Federal Title 9 laws require campuses give due process to all parties in discrimination and sexual assault cases. This is the first time any court expressly determined that a plaintiff has made a viable case of gender discrimination.

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