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Responsible Employees: At Concordia University, all employees not specifically listed as a Confidential Individual are “responsible employees”.  This includes student employees such as/for example resident assistants, buildings and grounds student employees, student IT technicians, and gym monitors.  As such, they are required by Title IX and University policy to report any information they have concerning possible sexual harassment or sexual misconduct (which are defined in the Sexual Misconduct policy). This means that information about sexual harassment or misconduct shared with a faculty, staff, or student employee is not confidential. Therefore, all reports and complaints regarding alleged violations of the University Sexual Misconduct policy must be directed to a member of the Title IX Coordinator staff (Mequon Campus) or the Associate Title IX Coordinator (Ann Arbor Campus).

The Title IX Coordinator will consult, when applicable, Title IX Assistant Coordinator(s) regarding the merit of alleged violations and/or the disposition of same (preliminary investigation).  The Title IX Coordinator/Associate Title IX Coordinator will assess if any immediate action is needed such as an interim suspension or no contact [protection] order.

The following administrators (or their designee) will be responsible for notifying the individuals of interim suspension, no contact order, or other identified measures.

  • The Dean of Students for Students
  • The Executive Vice President for Employees
  • The Director of Campus Safety for Third Parties

A reporting party may choose not to file a formal complaint or participate in an investigation.  However, the University reserves the right to investigate any case of a violation of the Sexual Misconduct policy – especially violations that involve sexual violence.

Definitions

  • Reporting Party: A person who believes that she/he has been the subject of behavior that violates the University Sexual Misconduct policy and wishes to report the alleged violation to a Title IX Coordinator.
  • Responding Party: A person who is the subject of a Title IX investigation due to alleged behavior that violates the University Sexual Misconduct policy.

The following will provide specific information regarding the process for investigating and sanctioning allegations of a policy violation.