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