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What it is​

  • The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX oversees the policies that exist to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct, including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.



Example usages of this office

  • Without a formal investigation, the Title IX office can

    • Academic support

    • Relocation in residence halls

    • Reordering work schedules                                             

    • No contact directives (similar to a restraining order)

  • A formal complaint initiates the investigation process

    • Title IX office produces a neutral report.

    • Hearing panel of faculty and staff reads report and hears testimony.

    • Victims are allowed to bring personal support.

    • Hearing panel makes a determination of responsibility based on preponderance of the evidence, with option of one appeal for both parties.

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