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b. Be provided with timely access to information,

c. Be allowed a support person, advocate, and/or attorney who may fully participate

in the process, and

d. Be informed of the outcome, the sanction (if any) and the right to appeal.

10. INFORMAL RESOLUTION: Except in cases of sexual misconduct or any misconduct

that may result in a student’s suspension or expulsion, complainants may choose to

pursue an informal resolution. Informal resolution is entirely voluntary and must be

agreed upon by the complainant and accused. The Title IX Coordinator will assign an

investigator to oversee this process. In cases where the accused agrees to informal

resolution, the investigator shall gather the necessary information and recommend an

appropriate sanction (if any) to the Director of Student Services. The Director of Student

Services shall decide the appropriate sanction to be imposed. No appeal is allowed.

11. ADJUDICATION PROCESS

a. Investigation Process

1. The Title IX Coordinator shall be responsible to assign each formal complaint

to a two-person investigation team.

2. The investigation team shall recommend interimmeasures to the appropriate

campus supervisor, and in the case of students, the Director of Student

Services.

3. Interim measures will be communicated in person (when possible) and in

writing to both the complainant and the accused. These may include, but are

not limited to:

a. Assistance moving safely between campus buildings,

b. Issuing a no contact order to the complainant and/or accused,

c. Moving the complainant and/or accused to different campus housing,

d. Altering the class schedule of the complainant and/or accused,

e. Providing counseling services,

f. Providing academic support services, and/or

g. Placing employees on leave or students on suspension pending the

outcome of the investigation.

b. Decision-making Process

1. The Director of Student Services and/or campus supervisor shall:

a. Review the investigative report, and consider only relevant evidence

while excluding evidence that is neither relevant nor probative.

b. Determine whether policy was violated using a “preponderance of

the evidence” standard. Communicate in person (when possible) and

provide in writing the final decision to both the complainant and the

accused.

c. Decide the appropriate sanctions to be imposed. These may include, but

are not limited to:

1. Written warning

2. Limited access to campus

3. Suspension or expulsion

4. Counseling or training

5. Restitution

6. Performance improvement