My question involves education law in the State of: Idaho
So I'm reading through my school policy, and it says that if after graduation someone is accused of a non-academic policy violation such as sex misconduct, they will decide the case using the preponderance standard and then revoke that person's degree if found responsible.
So basically, if you are one of tomorrow's leaders and do something that upsets an administrator, watch out. Someone need only say you failed to get explicit consent for something during the time you went to school, and they can just take your degree.
They have us on a long leash long after graduation. I take issue with that. I plan to file some very controversial lawsuits coming up which I suspect will upset some people.
Can they actually do this? I read about other schools trying to take degrees from other students for similar reasons, though I did not find a follow up article about whether they succeeded.
Students check a box during the application process that says they read and agree to the policy. If you don't check it, your application is automatically rejected. If you go out of state, you pay $15,000 per year in out of state tuition. The policy can be amended at any time by them. This is called a contract of adhesion. For all their claims that consent is important and that coercion is wrong, they don't seem to care if they coerce people into an unreasonable contract. Can their superior bargaining position as one of only 2 universities in my state be grounds to have that part of the contract voided?
I'm just upset how drunk on power these administrators are and would like to see a court injunction set them straight. Maybe my time is best spend just focusing on using my degree to get a job and letting other students worry about this.