Investigation and Resolution

Once discrimination or harassment has been reported, the university promptly begins an investigation. The investigation may involve meeting with and interviewing the parties, providing the parties the opportunity to identify witnesses or present other information, interviewing witnesses with relevant knowledge, and reviewing other relevant materials and documents. Reasonable efforts are made to preserve confidentiality and protect the rights of all parties; however, the university cannot guarantee confidentiality or anonymity if disclosure is necessary to investigate or resolve the situation or put an end to any discriminatory and/or harassing behavior in compliance with applicable law.

Reasonable efforts will be made to complete the investigation and determine an outcome within 60 days of receipt of the complaint; and, upon a determination of responsibility, the university will take action to prevent the recurrence of the harassing or discriminatory behavior and to mitigate its effects, including providing appropriate remedies or sanctions up to or including termination of employment or dismissal from the university. In some instances, immediate interim action may be taken to help protect an individual or the community.