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Summary of Student Conduct Process for Title IX Reporting

1. Reported to Student Conduct via any community member or family/friend, verbally or in writing.
2. Both parties are notified of investigation
3. Both parties are notified of scheduled Rights Meetings (on different days)
4. Rights meeting occurs
a. Process is reviewed
b. "Student Rights" sheet is reviewed
c. Support person role is reviewed
5. Complainant is interviewed
a. Obtain witnesses, and related information / evidence
b. Temporary measures are placed if needed
c. Accommodations are placed if needed
6. Respondent is interviewed
a. Obtain witnesses, and related information / evidence
b. Temporary measures are placed if needed
c. Accommodations are placed if needed
7. Witnesses are interviewed
8. Preliminary report is written, includes all relevant information to the incident.
a. This includes recommended findings and sanctions (if any) based on the interviews and the information provided by both parties and witnesses.
9. Submit preliminary report to Title IX Coordinator for feedback.
10. Finalize report and submit to Title IX Coordinator for approval.
11. Review report separately with both parties
a. Respondent either agrees with finding(s) & sanction(s) or,
b. Requests a review panel
12. If review panel is requested both parties may submit a response to the report.
13. Review panel meets and reviews all documents related to the case including the responses from the involved students (complainant and respondent)
a. Consult with the investigator for clarification in order to take action to resolve the matter(s).
b. Confirm the investigation and recommendations for findings and sanctions, if applicable. Sanctions are determined based on severity of the incident(s) and past conduct history.
c. Request further investigation by the same investigator.
d. Request a new investigation by a different investigator.
e. Determine findings do not support recommendations.
14. If finding(s) and sanction(s) are upheld the respondent may file an appeal.
15. The appeal is reviewed for grounds (either due process issue or new information)
a. Uphold the findings and sanctions. This decision will be delivered in writing. This decision is final and cannot be appealed.
b. In light of new and significant information that would substantially alter the findings of fact, the investigation will be referred to a new review panel. The decision of the new review panel will be final and cannot be appealed.
c. In light of a failure to follow the procedures outlined herein, the investigation will be referred to a new review panel. The decision of the new review panel will be final and cannot be appealed.