Title IX complaint process

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Upon receipt of a formal complaint, the University will provide written notice to the parties who are known, which explains the Complaint Process and:

  • Provides notice of the allegations potentially constituting sexual harassment including sufficient details known at the time and with sufficient time to prepare a response before any initial interview;
  • Includes a statement that the respondent is presumed not responsible for the alleged conduct and that a determination regarding responsibility is made at the conclusion of the complaint process;
  • Informs the parties that they may have an advisor of their choice who may be, but is not required to be, an attorney, and that they may inspect and review evidence under subsection 7 of Subsection D of the NSHE Policy Against Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment (the Policy); and
  • Informs the parties of the prohibition against knowingly making false statements or knowingly submitting false information during the complaint process.

If, in the course of an investigation, the University decides to investigate allegations about the complainant or respondent that are not included in the notice provided, the University must provide notice of the additional allegations to the parties whose identities are known.