Advocating for Due Process and Equal Treatment for Students Affected by False Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE) is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by three mothers whose sons had been wrongfully accused of and found responsible for sexual misconduct by their colleges. The families discovered their sons had become enmeshed in Kafaesque Title IX disciplinary processes with little ability to defend themselves and devastating consequences. Though these mothers hailed from different parts of the country and their sons attended schools diverse in both geography and size, they were surprised to discover their experiences were remarkably similar.
As more mothers began to seek them out with similar concerns, they decided to form an organization which would bring together families across the country to address what families consistently have referred to as a “nightmare.” FACE became the mechanism through which the founders sought to provide support for the students and families affected by inequitable Title IX processes, and to advocate for policy and legislative change. Since then, hundreds of students and families have sought support from FACE, and the accused students, though primarily male, have come to include women, LGBTQ persons, and those of other gender identities.
Today FACE has become an important player in the effort to balance and protect the interests of all parties involved in a Title IX dispute. We have met with countless state and federal legislators, leaders from the Departments of Education and Justice, and been referenced in articles, on various online forums, and on radio and television. Ensuring justice and equitable procedures for both complainants and respondents is challenging and fraught with emotional, political, and institutional biases. Even so, it is a challenge FACE has met and will continue to meet head-on until balance is restored to Title IX processes at every institution across the country.
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If you are a falsely accused student, family member, attorney, or advocate, get in touch with us by submitting a contact form and become a member of the FACE network.
For general inquiries, use the form below to contact us. Please be as detailed as possible. Include the category along with any specific requests. To help us best service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the reason for contacting FACE before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us.