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.