Formal Resolution Process: Investigation & Adjudication Flowchart

Formal Resolution Process: Investigation & Adjudication

If the Title IX Coordinator determines that a Formal Resolution Process is appropriate or necessary due to an overriding personnel or safety concern, the Reporting and Responding Parties receive Notice of Intent to Investigate. The Responding Party (the person reported to have engaged in PBIV) will also receive Notice of Rights and Responsibilities, as well as information for accessing resources and supportive measures; the Reporting Party already has this information. See Reporting Power-Based Interpersonal Violence

  • Title IX Coordinator assigns an Investigator to: (1) gather evidence and (2) interview parties and witnesses. Reporting and Responding Parties may have a support person and advisor present for every stage
    • The Investigator drafts the Investigation Report summarizing evidence obtained during the investigation
      • Reporting and Responding Parties receive access to the draft Investigation Report and all related evidence for review/comment. The Investigator may conduct additional investigation and revise Investigation Report
        • For the formal resolution of a report of prohibited conduct regulated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX Regulations, the College must conduct a remote live hearing
          • The College will provide an advisor to a party for a live hearing if they do not have one. Advisors ask the other party/witnesses relevant questions in front of a Decision-Maker who determines whether the Responding Party violated any sections of the PBIV Policy
        • For the formal resolution of a report of prohibited conduct by a student while enrolled in an ELA program or activity, the College must conduct a remote live hearing
          • The College will provide an advisor to a party for a live hearing if they do not have one. Advisors ask the other party/witnesses relevant questions in front of a Decision-Maker who determines whether the Responding Party violated any sections of the PBIV Policy
        • For the formal resolution of a report of prohibited conduct that does not involve conduct regulated by the Title IX Regulations, there is no remote live hearing and the Title IX Coordinator determines whether the Responding Party violated the PBIV Policy

Disclaimer: Please note that these flowcharts are intended to serve as a resource for understanding the College's response to reports of prohibited conduct under the PBIV Policy, and should not be read to conflict with the processes detailed in the PBIV Policy. People should consult with Access, Equity, & Title IX for additional assistance exploring and navigating available resources, supportive measures, and response options.