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 reported. Title IX Coordinator assesses conduct to determine if it creates a threat to students or the community. Title IX Coordinator determines if conduct triggers Sexual Offense Policy (no factual determinations). Title IX Coordinator provides interim measures, if necessary. (If Sexual Offense Policy not triggered, matter referred to appropriate 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.
Panel reviews Investigative Report. Panel given discretion to question investigator(s) or other individuals regarding Investigative Report, but expected to exercise discretion carefully. Panel determines if the Sexual Misconduct Policy has been violated.
If Panel determines Sexual Offense Policy was violated, Panel next determines sanction. Sanctions determined on a case-by-case basis and Panel again exercises discretion to consult with others. Range of sanctions include, but are not limited to, expulsion, suspension, loss of privilege, or any other remedial steps.
Appeals will be granted a) a procedural error and/or b) newly discovered material information that was not previously known or available.