Title IX Investigation and Hearing Process Map Interim Policy 

Applies to cases where:

  • Student accused of sexual misconduct
  • Faces expulsion or suspension
  • Witness credibility is central to the case
6 steps labeled and placed in linear order
  1. Complaint Filed:

    • Title IX Coordinator ("T9C") meets with Complainant explains complaint process (Formal Investigation and Early Resolution)
    • T9C sends notice to Respondent and schedules meeting
    • Reasonable supportive measures are provided to the Parties
  2. Formal Investigation:
    • Investigator meets with the Complainant, Respondent, and witnesses and collects evidence through interviews and document review
  3. Evidence Review:
    • Parties may review evidence and provide evidence and questions for witnesses
    • Investigator drafts report that will be sent to Parties for review
  4. Hearing:
    • Hearing Officer oversees live hearing where Parties can request questions be asked of each other and witnesses
    • Parties may provide questions to Hearing Officer to ask each other and other witnesses
  5. Hearing Decision:
    • If violation found, Parties may submit statements regarding sanctions
    • If violation found, Hearing Officer recommends sanctions
    • Campus sends decision letter to Parties with finding and sanctions, where applicable
  6. Appeal:
    • A Party that is not satisfied with the outcome may appeal the finding and/or sanction, under limited circumstances 

Early Resolution available up to Hearing Decision If Early Resolution is reached, the process ends