UO Student Brought Up on Five Violations of Student Conduct Code For Yelling “I Hit It First”

You can read the Register Guard story here:

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32067261-75/uo-student-in-hot-water-for-sexually-suggestive-verbal-tiff.html.csp

Or, you can read the The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education story here:

http://www.thefire.org/four-word-joke-results-five-conduct-charges-university-oregon-student/

I think for people that have been uninformed about my case and the trials and travails that I have endured in the effort to clear my name….. Or, better yet, for individuals who might not know me at all and their only relationship with me is a defamatory, fabricated, and false article published about me by the Daily Emerald….This new case provides a good example of just how out of control the University’s Student Conduct system operates.

Probably similar to this student, I thought that there would simply be no way that given the facts that anyone would think that I had done anything wrong. I only found out later that the University’s system wasn’t one of Justice, but rather a system of kangaroo courts where 100% of people brought up on student conduct charges are eventually found responsible for violating the conduct code.

Unfortunately, while I had hoped that my case would lead to some reforms in the UO’s student conduct process that would both better protect accused students as well as victims and survivors; Instead, what we continue to see is a system where both the accused as well as survivors and victims are railroaded by bureaucracy and have their rights trampled upon.