Claimant/Complainant's Rights in Formal Title IX Complaint

Claimant/Complainant's Rights in Formal Title IX Complaint

FILING A TITLE IX COMPLAINT: What to do when you've experienced Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking ?

What rights or expectations does a claimant/complainant have in a Formal Title IX Complaint?

What You Can Expect During an Investigation

To have a prompt, fair and impartial investigation.

To review and revise the notes taken by the investigator during your interview.

To present any evidence or the names of witnesses you feel are relevant to the investigation.

To have a support person accompany you to the meetings regarding the allegations. The support person may be anyone, but not a person who has information relevant to the allegations. The support person may not answer questions regarding the subject matter of the investigation.

To be informed of the outcome of the investigation within a reasonable time frame.

To provide feedback, pose questions to witnesses or request additional investigation.

To appeal the outcome of the investigation if the circumstances qualify for an appeal.

To have your information and information pertaining to the complaint kept private (released only on a need-to-know basis).

To be protected from retaliation or any negative action taken against you for participating in the investigation.

When you disclose an incident of sexual assault or intimate partner violence, you may:

Seek support from confidential resources.

Speak and present information on your behalf, free from prejudice.

File a police report and take legal actions separate from and in addition to any Harvey Mudd College process.

File a complaint that initiates an investigation through the College’s resolution process.

Receive information and assistance with the following:




Physical and/or mental health



Interim remedies tailored to your specific circumstances