Helpful Definitions


The Title IX Office can help students and employees:

  • Understand their rights, and access resolution options through the
  • College grievance procedures 
  • Access supportive measures in consultation with both campus and community partners, including but not limited to academic support, safety, counseling, victim advocacy, and more.
  • Understand the criminal justice process and reporting option, as well as provide connection to law enforcement 
The Title IX Office keeps information private to the extent practicable and will only share information on a need-to-know basis or with your permission. 
Yes. You can have an advisor of your choice accompany you during any meeting pertaining to the College’s Title IX grievance process. The advisor can be any person - a friend, family member, or even an attorney. The advisor may not speak for you or on your behalf, but may be there to provide support in understanding the process.
During an investigation, both parties have equal rights, including the right to:
  • Receive a written notice of the allegations
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the investigation, including presenting evidence and identify witnesses
  • Receive timely and equal access to information gathered
  • Receive timely notice of meetings and hearings
  • Receive written notice of the outcome
  • Have the opportunity to appeal the outcome
The Title IX Office is here to answer any questions you have about the College’s grievance process. The office can also assist you with accessing any supportive measures you may need (e.g. academic flexibility, counseling).
The Title IX Office will only share information on a need-to-know basis or with your permission. 
If you are found responsible for one or more policy violation, you will receive a sanction. A trained review panel will meet to determine an appropriate sanction. Available sanctions include, but are not limited to: educational initiatives, warning, censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, suspension, expulsion, revocation of admission and/or degree, withholding degree.
No. Investigations through the College’s Title IX Office are administrative investigations, and are separate from criminal investigations. If the other party has also reported the incident to law enforcement, a criminal investigation and a College investigation may occur at the same time.