What Happens After I Make a Report?

Title IX

If you are the reporting party: Upon receipt of the report orally or online, the Title IX Coordinator or their Deputy will meet with the individual making the report of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in order to provide a general understanding of this Policy, to identify forms of support or immediate interventions available to them. The intake meeting may also involve a discussion of any other accommodations concerning the parties academic, College housing, or College employment arrangements.

At the initial intake meeting, the Title IX Coordinator will seek to determine how the reporting party wishes to proceed. Options range from not pursuing resolution of any kind to pursuing Formal Resolution. Though the College may elect to pursue a complaint when an individual does not wish to proceed, deference is generally given to the individual’s decision.

If the individual bringing forth the complaint elects to pursue a Formal Resolution, a formal notice will be sent to the accused party outlining the specific charges. If the individual does not elect to pursue Formal Resolution, the Title IX Coordinator will choose whether or not to further investigate the complaint.

When the individual bringing forth the complaint indicates a desire to pursue Formal Resolution, the Title IX Coordinator will prepare and forward the complaint to an investigator who will conduct an investigation and create an investigation report. The investigation process is as follows in the flowchart provided below. 

If you are a mandated reporter: Title IX will confirm within one business day that they have recieved your report. After the report has been received, Title IX will only reach out to communicate with the mandated reporter if more information is needed. As a mandated reporter, you are required to provide all names and details about the event in an online report. The mandated reporter can contact Title IX with questions at any time. 

If you are a 3rd party reporter: Title IX will confirm within one business day that they have recieved your report. After the report has been received, Title IX will only reach out to communicate with the 3rd party reporter if more information is needed. A 3rd party reporter can contact Title IX with questions at any time. 

If you are an anonymous reporter: Anonymous reporting is always an option under Title IX. Title IX will not contact you if you are an anonymous reporter, because Title IX has no information about whom made the report and how to contact them. Although Title IX encourages anonymous reporting over no reporting, understand that the less information Title IX has, the more difficult it is for Title IX to take action in remedying an incident of sexual misconduct. Be aware that anonymous reporting is an option for complainants and/or 3rd party reporters but not mandated reporters.