CWU Response to Sexual Misconduct Handbook

Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Workflow

Following a Sexual Misconduct Disclosure or Report

Sexual Misconduct Investigation and Outcomes At CWU, all forms of sexual misconduct are prohibited. Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking are all prohibited conduct for University community members under the Title IX Grievance Procedure (CWUR 3-45-061) , Sexual Harassment Policy (CWUP 2-35-050) , CWU Student Conduct Code (WAC 106-125) , and Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy (CWUP 2-30-040) .Other sexual misconduct prohibited under these policies includes intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, sexual violence, statutory rape, and incest. Therefore, if potential sexual misconduct is reported, an investigative and resolution process can occur. The investigative and resolution process used to address the reported sexual misconduct will differ depending on which policy applies to the alleged misconduct, but the information provided in this section is true for all policies that address sexual misconduct at CWU. If a Reporting Party wants the reported sexual misconduct to remain private and/or does not want to proceed with an investigative and resolution process, they can request confidentiality to the Title IX Coordinator or appropriate office (see “Requesting Confidentiality on page 5 for additional information). In certain situations, depending on the severity and risk involved, the University has an obligation to respond to the alleged misconduct and to remedy its effects. Timeline When a sexual misconduct report is received, the University will respond in a timely and equitable manner. Circumstances, such as investigating multiple incidents over time or challenges around availability of those involved, may impact the timeliness of the investigative and resolution processes. Both involved parties will be notified, through written notice, of temporary delays or extensions to the investigative and resolution processes. Additionally, allowances for temporary delays and extensions, at the request of the involved parties, will be made if good cause shown.

After a Report to Title IX Coordinator

Outreach to complainant or Third-Party Reporter

Discuss and Implement Supportive Measures

Discuss Resolution Options

Resolution Options

Documentation Only

Informal Resolution

Formal Resolution

Formal Resolution Flowchart

Civil Rights Compliance

• Outreach* • Support Measures • Investigation

Human Resources (Employee Respondent) OR Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Student Respondent)

• Hearing • Outcome • Appeal

* Each element (bullet point) after Outreach is not required and may or may not occur due to the nature of the incident.



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