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• whether the respondent threatened to commit additional acts of sexual violence against the complainant or others; and
• whether relevant evidence can be obtained through other means (e.g., security cameras, other witnesses, physical evidence).
If the college is unable to honor a complainant’s request for confidentiality, the Title IX / EEO Coordinator will notify the complainant of the decision within 10 days and ensure that complainant’s identity is disclosed only to the extent reasonably necessary to effectively conduct and complete the investigation.
If the college decides not to conduct an investigation or take disciplinary action because of a request for confidentiality, the Title IX / EEO Coordinator will evaluate whether other measures are available to limit the effects of the harassment and prevent its recurrence and implement such measures if reasonably feasible.
Investigation Procedure
Upon receiving a discrimination complaint, the college shall commence an impartial investigation. The Title IX / EEO Coordinator shall be responsible for overseeing all investigations. Investigations may be conducted by the Title IX / EEO Coordinator or his, her or their designee. If the investigation is assigned to someone other than the Title IX /EEO Coordinator, the Title IX / EEO Coordinator shall inform the complainant and respondent(s) of the appointment of an investigator as soon as possible.
Rights and Responsibilities of the College to Complainants and Respondents
• They will be treated with sensitivity, dignity, respect, confidentiality, and in an unbiased manner by all involved administrators, investigators and adjudicators.
• They will be informed in writing that a complaint of sexual misconduct against them is being investigated, and of any other suspected policy violations being explored through this investigation.
• They will be advised of the college’s sexual misconduct policy and procedures.
• They will be afforded the same rights and opportunities as the complainant throughout
the investigation and adjudication process.
• They will be given periodic status updates throughout the investigation and adjudication process.
• They may invite a student, faculty, union representative, or staff member from the college to accompany them at meetings regarding the investigation process.
• They will be informed in writing, concurrently of the finding issued by the designated officials, as well as the outcome of any appeal, to the extent permitted by the Code of Student Conduct.
• They will have the right to appeal the outcome based on the grounds designated in this policy, provided that they have participated in the investigation process.
• They may retain legal counsel at any time, although legal counsel is not permitted to participate in the college’s investigation and adjudication process.
Interim Measures
The Title IX / EEO Coordinator may impose interim measures to protect the complainant and/or respondent pending the conclusion of the investigation. Interim measures may include, but are not limited to, imposition of no contact orders, rescheduling classes, temporary work reassignments, referrals for counseling or medical assistance, and imposition of summary
















































































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