Informal Resolution Processes Flowchart

Informal Resolution Processes

A Reporting Party may request approval from the Title IX Coordinator to offer one or more voluntary Informal Resolution Processes for the resolution of a report of power-based interpersonal violence (PBIV). A Responding Party (an Emerson community member reported to have engaged in PBIV) may also request an informal process from the Title IX Coordinator. An informal process is not a prerequisite for entering into the Formal Resolution Process. See Formal Resolution Process: Investigation & Adjudication

  • Supportive Measures: Title IX Coordinator may respond to a report informally by providing Supportive Measures
    • Supportive measures remain available even if Reporting Party does not want the College to take any further action at the time
  • Facilitated Dialogue: If approved by Title IX Coordinator and Responding Party also agrees to participate, the Coordinator may refer the matter to a trained, impartial facilitator. [*Facilitated Dialogue is also not available for the resolution of reports that an Emerson employee subjected a student to PBIV, or that a supervisor subjected an employee who reports to that supervisor to PBIV.]
    • An impartial facilitator creates opportunity for the parties to share information or have a conversation. Through facilitated dialogue, a Responding Party might learn and acknowledge the impact or harm of their conduct. The parties may also agree to additional measures aimed at restoring a safe campus environment for the Reporting Party, as well as educational measures intended to prevent further harm
      • Facilitated dialogue is a voluntary process. If the matter is not resolved or either party chooses to end the process, the Reporting Party can request to initiate the Formal Resolution Process
  • Acceptance of Responsibility: A Responding Party accepts responsibility for violating 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.