Due to ongoing concerns posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Title IX Office has moved its operations offsite until further notice. We will continue to provide services to the Clark community using telephonic and Zoom technology.
To speak with the Title IX Office please contact Lynn Levey, Title IX Coordinator, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails or voicemails left for the Title IX team will be returned at our earliest convenience.
For emergencies, please contact University Police at 508.793.7575.
Please email or call with any further questions.
The Title IX regulations limit Clark’s obligation to respond to allegations of sex discrimination to conduct that occurs in the United States on property owned or controlled by Clark. Clark will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by students or employees in the United States on property owned or controlled by Clark using the investigation and hearing procedures applicable to allegations that, if true, would be a violation of Title IX. However, the regulations authorized Clark to extend its policies to conduct that occurs outside the limits of the regulations. Clark Students are expected to comply with the sexual misconduct policy at all times and in all places. Clark will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by Clark Students against members of the Clark community, including but not limited to other Clark Students, using the investigation and hearing procedures provided for allegations that conduct may be a violation of Title IX. Clark will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by employees that are outside of the scope of Title IX using applicable employment policies.
Clark follows specific procedures when dealing with allegations of sexual or relationship violence. The University’s Title IX process begins when the Title IX Coordinator or Deputies are informed of an incident that is believed to fall under Title IX regulations. The information below outlines Clark’s process, the people involved, and the different resources available to everyone in the Clark community.
Conduct is reported. Title IX Coordinator assesses conduct to determine if it implicates the Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may provide interim measures, if necessary. (If the Sexual Offense Policy is not implicated, the matter is referred to the appropriate University body.)
Internal and/or external investigators assigned to conduct investigation. Parties informed about right to advisers and other resources. Parties given opportunity to provide information to investigator(s). Parties given opportunity to review/respond to Investigative Report. Investigators do not make determinations regarding responsibility or sanctions.
The Panel reviews the Investigative Report. The Panel is given discretion to question investigator(s) or other individuals regarding Investigative Report, but they are expected to exercise discretion carefully. The Panel determines if the Sexual Offense Policy has been violated.
If Panel determines Sexual Offense Policy was violated, Panel next determines sanction. Sanctions are determined on a case-by-case basis and Panel again exercises discretion to consult with others. Range of sanctions may include, but are not limited to, expulsion, suspension, loss of privilege, or any other remedial steps.
Appeals may be granted a) a procedural error and/or b) newly discovered material information that was not previously known or available is introduced.