What Happens When A Complaint Is Filed?

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You File A Complaint—Then What?

    • You will be asked what Interim measures you need in order to feel safe/comfortable
    • You will be contacted by either the Title IX Investigator or your advocate, if you have one,  from Student Assistance or the Counseling Center, to set-up a meeting so that the investigator can take your statement
    • The investigator will conduct the investigation, by interviewing the Respondent and any witnesses that the Complainant, the Respondent, and/or Witnesses deem to be resources for the investigation
    • When the investigator completes the investigation, you will be contacted by the Title IX office to ask if you would like to review the report that will be sent to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR)
    • If you review the report, you will be asked to provide a response—You do not have to
    • The report is then sent to OSRR for adjudication

A Complaint is Filed Against You—Then What?

    • It is possible that you will be given an NCO, which can include, suspension, changes in academic classes, athletics, housing, and even extra-curricular activities
    • You will be contacted by either the Title IX Investigator or your advocate, if you have one, from Student Assistance or the Counseling Center, to set-up a meeting so that the investigator can take your statement
    • The investigator will conduct the investigation, by interviewing the Respondent and any witnesses that the Complainant, the Respondent, and/or Witnesses deem to be resources for the investigation
    • When the investigator completes the investigation, you will be contacted by the Title IX office to ask if you would like to review the report that will be sent to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (OSRR)
    • If you review the report, you will be asked to provide a response—You do not have to
    • The report is then sent to OSRR for adjudication

Complaints of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence reported to EOIRS will be reviewed and either:

  • investigated by the Equal Opportunity and Title IX investigator (where student is the alleged respondent); or
  • referred to the appropriate university grievance process for resolution in consultation with our office (where faculty or staff is the alleged respondent)
 Please note that you do not have to participate in the process and if you are participating, you can stop at any time.
 

Reporting Concerns to the University

To report concerns regarding Sexual and relationship violence email the Title IX office. 

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