Filing a complaint
Complaints are formal requests for the college to determine if policy was violated, and if so, to determine appropriate sanctions. Complaints are filed with a disciplinary body.
Student Disciplinary Body
If the accused is a current or former student, complaints are brought to the Title IX Board (TNB) alleging violation of the DHSM (in some cases the college may act as complainant). Although attorneys are not allowed to speak in TNB hearings, the respondent may wish to seek legal counsel before submitting written or verbal testimony. Based on all testimony and supporting documents (which includes documentation from any related Title IX investigation), the TNB decides on the facts of the case, determines if a violation of the DHSM occurred, and if so, recommends sanctions. Please see the Title IX Board page for more information.
Possible sanctions for a violation of the DHSM are determined based on the individual facts and findings of each case. More information about sanctions may be found here.
Staff Disciplinary Body
Complaints against staff are received by the director of human resources and handled according to the staff grievance resolution process.
Faculty Disciplinary Body
Complaints against faculty are received by the Dean of Faculty and handled according to the Rules of Procedure of the Faculty.