Upon receipt of the written complaint, an impartial investigation shall be conducted. A thorough investigation will afford the complainant, the accused party of the complaint, and other involved persons an opportunity to provide witnesses, submit documents, and convey information relevant to the consideration of and resolution of the complaint.
An investigation into the report by the Title IX Coordinator or designee shall be conducted and concluded as efficiently as possible within the amount of time reasonably required to complete the investigation. The investigation will be conducted in a manner so that it is adequate, reliable, and impartial. The investigation may include interviews of the parties involved, including witnesses, and the gathering of other relevant information. Written notice of the outcome of the investigation shall be given to the complainant and respondent promptly following the conclusion of the investigation.
At any time during the investigation, the Office of Human Resources or Student Affairs may recommend that interim measures or accommodations for the involved parties or witnesses be provided by appropriate University officials. These interim measures or accommodations may include: separating the parties, placing limitations on contact between the parties, modifying course scheduling, or initiating alternative workplace or student residence arrangements. These remedies may be applied to one or more parties involved. Failure to comply with the terms of interim measures or accommodations may prompt further action by the University.
While the length of an investigation will depend on a variety of factors, including the nature and scope of the allegations, the number of parties and witnesses, and the availability of parties and witnesses, the investigator will seek to conclude the investigation within 60 calendar days of receipt of the complaint.