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Respondent’s rights and what to expect

  • The Deputy Coordinator and designees will have 60 calendar days to complete an investigation. The Deputy coordinator and other investigatory personnel will update the complainant and the respondent at 30 and 60 days.
  • The complainant and the respondent will be given several documents at the start of the investigation including;
    • A copy of the University sexual harassment, discrimination, and conflict of interest policy
    • A copy of Title IX deputy coordinator role
    • A copy of the procedures for responding to Title IX student complaints of sexual harassment, including misconduct and/or discrimination.
    • Resource list on and off campus.
    • Title IX office brochure.
  • The Respondent will have the right to have a witness present during the interview.
  • The University will ensure due process rights for all parties
    • All parties will be treated fairly and equally
    • Investigation will focus on the rights of the complainant and the respondent
    • All parties will be given notice
    • All parties will have an opportunity to be heard at a meaningful time in a meaningful way
  • Should the Deputy Coordinator find that a conflict of interest exists, before the investigation has begun, they will provide the student with a secondary individual to assist with the intake process.
  • Deputy Coordinator will abide by the University FERPA standards in all intake and investigative processes as it relates to student on student Title IX cases.
  • Upon completion of the investigation, the respondent and the complainant have the right to appeal with 14 calendar days.
  • All parties will be provided with a resolution that is supported by substantial evidence.
  • Deputy Coordinator will provide a written summary of resolution to all parties within 10 days following the completion of the investigation.
  • The Respondent will be notified of possible resources to contact such as the student counseling center on campus.
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