Title IX Student Complaint Process
Follow Our Step by Step Flowchart to Make a Formal Title IX Complaint
The Title IX Student Complaint Process
1. Formal Complaint
- Supportive Measures provided by school administrators.
- Complaint Assessed by Title IX Coordinator.
- Determines next steps: investigation, informal resolution, or *dismissal.
- Notice of Investigation sent to Complainant and Respondent - (including notice of rights).
*Title IX Coordinator dismissal decision is mandatory or discretionary; and subject to appeal
2. Title IX Investigation
- Investigator conducts interviews with Complainant, Respondent, and any witnesses; and gathers all available evidence.
- Investigator drafts Preliminary Report and provides to parties for their review and comment.
- Parties have ten days to provide written responses to the report.
- Investigator finalizes report and sends to the Hearing's Office.
- The timeframe from the date of formal complaint filing to the investigation report being submitted to Hearing's Office is generally 45 business days.
3. Hearings Officer Decision
- Hearings Officer (HO) reviews report.
- HO opens written Q & A from Complainant and Respondent.
- When Q & A period is over, HO reviews everything and issues a final decision as to whether Regulation 2118 was violated.
- The final decision includes and disciplinary recommendations, consistent with the finding.
- The final decision will be paused for students who require MDR before discipline.
4. Appeal to School Board
- Either party may appeal the HO responsibility decision to the School Board Appeals Committee.
- Only after the appeal is exhausted may discipline of a violation of Regulation 2118 be imposed, in accordance with the SR&R.
- The timeframe from the date the investigation report is submitted to HO, to the exhaustion of appeals is generally 30 business days.