SU files response to federal Title IX lawsuit

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'Syracuse University filed a response Monday to a federal lawsuit from a former SU student who claims the university led an “inadequate and biased” Title IX investigation into a sexual assault complaint.

The plaintiff, referred to as John Doe, alleges in the November lawsuit that SU violated seven Title IX guidelines and showed extreme gender bias during the investigation because Doe was male, according to court documents.

Chancellor Kent Syverud is one of four university officials listed as defendants in the lawsuit. Also listed is Assistant Dean of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Pamela Peter, who served as assistant dean and director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at the time of the investigation.

SU submitted a request to dismiss all claims from Doe and present an oral argument in court. Doe did not have evidence that SU intentionally discriminated against him during the investigation based on his gender, the university’s response states.

Doe was expelled due to a sexual assault complaint from Jane Roe, whose name was redacted during the investigation.'

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