Sexual Violence Policies and Procedures

38 Formal Complaint Process

Initial Meeting with Complainant: Promptly upon receiving a report of conduct that could potentially be a violation of Title IX, the Title IX Coordinator (or designee) will contact the complainant to schedule an initial meeting to, as applicable:

  • Provide a copy of this policy
  • Explain the process for filing a formal complaint and provide a copy of the Sexual Harassment Complaint Form on which the complainant may if he or she agrees to disclose the information, provide details regarding the allegation, including the name of the accused individual and the date, location, and general nature of the alleged violation of policy
  • Explain avenues for resolution, including informal and formal
  • Explain the steps involved in an investigation and hearing under this policy
  • Discuss confidentiality standards and concerns
  • Refer to law enforcement, counseling, medical, academic, or other resources, as appropriate
  • Discuss, as appropriate, possible supportive measures, which are

available with or without the filing of a formal complaint If the complainant requests that no further action be taken and/or that no formal complaint be pursued, the Title IX Coordinator (and/or their designee) will inform the complainant that retaliation is prohibited and that honoring the complainant’s request may limit the College‚Äôs ability to fully respond to the incident. In the event the complainant stands firm on their request that no further action be taken, the Title IX Coordinator will evaluate whether to file a complaint under the criteria set forth below.

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