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.
Steps in the University’s Title IX Student Process:
1. Initial Assessment Phase
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.)
2. Investigation Phase
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.
3. Determination of Responsibility
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.
4. Determination of Sanction
If Panel determines Sexual Misconduct 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.
Parties provided right to appeal on two grounds: (a) procedural error or (b) newly discovered material evidence that would have changed the determination of responsibility or sanction.
Title IX Team
Students can contact any members of the Title IX team by emailing Title-IX@clarku.edu or by reaching out individually to these team members:
Lynn Levey, Title IX Coordinator
Adam Keyes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
David Everitt, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Confidential and free individual therapy is available to students, including education regarding normal reactions to sexual assault and relationship abuse and how to cope with distress.
Center for Counseling & Personal Growth (501 Park Ave.)
Confidential physical health services are available, including physical exams and testing for sexually transmitted infections.
University Police will investigate the allegation/incident and can assist in filing criminal and/or internal charges if desired.
Basement of Bullock Hall
Residential Life and Housing
Residential Life and Housing can assist with room change requests or discuss other housing options. In addition, administrators, professional live-in staff, and student resident advisers are trained to assist victims of sexual offenses.
142 Woodland Street (Corner House) - 1st Floor
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students office provides support, assistance, and guidance to students. Complaints that involve possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct, including complaints related to sexual offenses, may be handled by the Dean of Students Office, the Dean’s designee, the Sexual Misconduct Hearing Board, or the University Judicial Board.
Shaich Family Alumni & Student Engagement Center - 2nd Floor
International Students and Scholars Office
Victims involved in an investigation/adjudication of a sexual offense case may have questions about how the case may affect their visa or travel status. This office can assist international students with visa or immigration-related issues.
142 Woodland Street (Corner House) - 2nd Floor
Pathways For Change (Rape Crisis Center)
24-hour, toll-free hotline
Daybreak Domestic Violence Services (YWCA)