Resolution of Reported Misconduct

During or upon the completion of investigation, the investigators will meet with the Title IX Coordinator or designee. Based on that meeting, the Title IX Coordinator or designee will make a decision on whether there is reasonable cause to proceed with the resolution.  If the Title IX Coordinator or designee decides that no policy violation has occurred or that the preponderance of evidence (i.e., whether it is more likely than not that the accused individual committed each alleged violation) does not support a finding of a policy violation, then the process will end unless the reporting party requests that the Title IX Coordinator or designee makes an extraordinary determination to re-open the investigation or to forward the matter for a hearing. This decision lies in the sole discretion of the Title IX Coordinator or designee. If there is reasonable cause, the Title IX Coordinator or designee will direct the investigation to continue, or if there is a preponderance of evidence of a violation, then the Title IX Coordinator or designee may recommend conflict resolution, a resolution without a hearing or a formal hearing, based on the below criteria.

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