AUSTIN, Texas - A sexual misconduct case at the University of Texas has ended in a settlement.
The lawsuit challenged UT's sexual assault policy after University President Greg Fenves reversed a Title IX hearing ruling that cleared a student of sexual misconduct.
According to court documents, the student claimed he had consensual sex with a female student after a party last year. But the woman made a complaint day's later saying she was too drunk to consent.
The hearing officer ruled she wasn't incapacitated.
But after an appeal, Fenves determined that someone who is intoxicated cannot give consent and ordered the male student to be suspended for five semesters.
The Clerk's Office said at Monday's settlement that Fenves did not take the stand or give any statements.
A lawyer for the student said he has been reinstated by the university.