Allegations of sexual misconduct can ruin your college experience, and completely destroy your chances at achieving your academic and professional goals. If you are in this predicament, you should gain an understanding of how your school will investigate and handle your case. For the purposes of this article, we will provide a brief overview of Stevenson University’s Title IX Policy.
Title IX Process
Filing a complaint
Stevenson University encourages all members of the campus community to report any instances of sexual misconduct that is experienced, witnessed, or heard of. School guidelines even require certain employees of the school, labeled as “responsible employees,” to report any instances of the alleged misconduct they happen to hear about.
During your school's Title IX processes, there will be certain terms that a Title IX coordinator and other school authorities will use to reference all of the parties listed in a complaint. An individual who identifies as a victim/survivor will be called a “complainant.” In some circumstances, schools will occupy the role of a complainant. A person who has been accused of exhibiting prohibited behavior will be known as a “respondent.” When a report has been filed including all the appropriate information, the Title IX process will officially be initiated.
In response to sexual misconduct allegations, the university will take certain measures in order to protect the personal safety of complainants. For a respondent, such measures include, but are not limited to: