Sanction & Appeal Processes Flowchart

Sanction & Appeal Processes — Responding Party: Students and Student Organizations

If the Title IX Coordinator or Decision-Maker does not determine that Responding Party violated the PBIV Policy, the Title IX Coordinator issues written notice of outcome to the Reporting and Responding Parties and provides the Reporting Party with procedures and permissible bases for appeal

  • A party may submit a request for appeal to the Title IX Coordinator in writing within five (5) days of the notice of outcome. Permissible bases for appeal are limited to: (1) procedural error that affected outcome; (2) new evidence that would affect outcome; and (3) conflict of interest or bias
    • The Appeal Administrator (Dean of Graduate Studies for undergraduate students; Dean of Campus Life for graduate students) determines whether the request includes a permissible basis for appeal
      • If a request for appeal does not include a permissible basis for appeal, the request is denied and the outcome and sanction, if applicable, are final; or
      • If a request for appeal includes a permissible basis for appeal, the Appeal Administrator will consider the appeal and review any relevant materials
        • If the Appeal Administrator determines that the basis for appeal more likely than not had an impact on the outcome, the matter is returned to Title IX Coordinator or Decision-Maker for reconsideration; or
        • If the Appeal Administrator determines that basis for appeal did not have an impact on the outcome, the appeal is denied and the outcome and sanction, if applicable, are final

If the Title IX Coordinator or Decision-Maker determines that the Responding Party violated the PBIV Policy, the Title IX Coordinator refers the matter to a three-member Sanction Panel

  • The Sanction Panel receives the determination and reviews the Investigation Report, as well as any impact and mitigating statements, and the Responding Party's disciplinary record, if applicable, before determining an appropriate sanction for the Responding Party
    • The Title IX Coordinator issues written notice of outcome and sanction to Reporting and Responding Parties and provides procedures and permissible bases for appeal
      • A party may submit a request for appeal to the Title IX Coordinator in writing within five (5) days of the notice of outcome. Permissible bases for appeal are limited to: (1) procedural error that affected outcome; (2) new evidence that would affect outcome; and (3) conflict of interest or bias
        • The Appeal Administrator (Dean of Graduate Studies for undergraduate students; Dean of Campus Life for graduate students) determines whether the request includes a permissible basis for appeal
          • If a request for appeal does not include a permissible basis for appeal, the request is denied and the outcome and sanction, if applicable, are final; or
          • If a request for appeal includes a permissible basis for appeal, the Appeal Administrator will consider the appeal and review any relevant materials
            • If the Appeal Administrator determines that the basis for appeal more likely than not had an impact on the outcome, the matter is returned to Title IX Coordinator or Decision-Maker for reconsideration; or
            • If the Appeal Administrator determines that basis for appeal did not have an impact on the outcome, the appeal is denied and the outcome and sanction, if applicable, are final

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.