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3. Severity of the Disciplinary Action: The appellant believes that the
disciplinary action issued was insufficient or excessive.
The appellate panel will make a recommendation to the Vice President of
Academic and Student Affairs who will then make the final decision and impose
sanctions, if any, within 21 calendar days.
The accused has an additional right to appeal, within one year, to the Vice
President of Academic and Student Affairs. The Vice President of Academic and
Student Affairs may grant a rehearing, order a new hearing, reduce or modify the
suspension or expulsion, grant other appropriate relief or uphold the original
decision. Upon conclusion of all appeal activities, a final decision will be made
within 21 days. If the appeal results in a the reversal of the decision or a change
to the sanction, the institution may reimburse the student for any tuition and
fees paid to the institution for the period of suspension or expulsion which had
not been previously refunded.
d. Records Retention/Reporting
1. Document Retention: After the decision has been issued, and after all
appeals have been exhausted, all materials created by or reviewed by the
investigators and/or the appellate panel will be retained by the Title IX
Coordinator in accordance with the NDUS Records Retention Schedule.
2. Internal Reporting: If the final decision involves suspension, expulsion or
termination, the resolution will become a permanent part of the accused
student or employee record.
3. No person involved can be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement or to
otherwise agree to a prohibition from truthfully discussing the case.
12. FALSE REPORTS: Knowingly making a false statement, presenting inaccurate
information or withholding evidence constitutes misconduct under LRSC Policy
800.30 (Student Conduct) and Policy 1500.05 (Code of Conduct) and will result in
disciplinary action.
13. RETALIATION: Any person who retaliates against an individual reporting misconduct,
filing a misconduct complaint or participating in an investigation is subject to disciplinary
action up to and including suspension, expulsion or termination.
14. TRAINING: LRSC will engage in prevention and awareness training for students
and employees. Annual training for LRSC’s conduct and misconduct policies will be
provided. Student training will focus on how to file a misconduct complaint, discussion
on consent and incapacitation, resources available, complaint procedures, and bystander
intervention. Employee training will focus on how to appropriately respond to misconduct
complaints, the procedures to file a complaint and the importance of confidentiality. More
comprehensive training will be provided to Title IX coordinators, investigators and others
involved in the adjudication process.
15. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating compliance with federal
and state discrimination and sexual harassment laws. The Title IX Coordinator is also
responsible to:
a. Ensure an up-to-date Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Compliance Policy,
b. Provide educational programs regarding harassment, discrimination
and misconduct,
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