The Title IX Office will contact the individual reported to have experienced a Title IX violation (this person is referred to as the "complainant" and may or may not be the same person making the initial report) via email to request an in-person (or video or phone) meeting. During that meeting, the student, staff, or faculty member will be informed of their Title IX rights and protections. The Title IX Officer will conduct a safety assessment and provide options for contacting and seeking assistance from local law enforcement and/or a healthcare provider or other confidential resource, if necessary. The complainant will be given the option of filing a formal complaint and will be provided with contact information for support services and resources, both on and off campus. Support services include advocacy, counseling services, academic and residential accommodations, and healthcare services. Please note: Declining to file a complaint at the initial meeting does not prevent someone from filing a complaint at a future date.
A range of responses is available through the Title IX Office, including Supportive Measures (e.g., no contact orders, residential or academic accommodations, work schedule or job assignment adjustments), Informal Resolution, Referrals (to other offices), and Formal Investigation. Note that requests for Title IX-related accommodations must be made directly to the Title IX Office by the person seeking the accommodation.
Note that a third party who makes a Title IX report about an incident in which they are not the complainant may or may not be contacted again or receive further information from the Tabout the matter
Learn more about the Title IX reporting and adjudication process through the Understanding Title IX infographic and flow chart.