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A Respondent has the right to know what allegations have been made in order to properly prepare a defense.
The Title IX Administrator determines if the allegations are credible and, if true, would result in a violation of school policy.
A Title IX Administrator evaluates the complaint and determines if an investigation is warranted.
A formal investigation must be impartial and seek out both inculpatory and exculpatory evidence. (Evidence that both helps and hurts the Respondent)
The totality of the investigation must be fairly presented. Evidence and Witness Statements must be evaluated for probative value.
Using a preponderance standard (usually), the Decision Maker must determine whether, more likely than not, a policy violation has occurred.
Sanctions can vary from Reprimand to Expulsion (for Students) and Termination (for Employees). Visit the Sanctions Page for more information.
If found responsible, appropriate sanctions are determined and given out.
Appeals are typically limited to instances of procedural error, unfair practice, or the discovery of previously unavailable evidence. Merely being dissatisfied with the outcome is likely not enough.