Sexual Misconduct Policies and Process
Responsible Employees: At Marian University, all employees not specifically listed as a Confidential Individual are “responsible employees”. This includes student employees such as resident assistants, buildings and grounds student employees, student TechHub employees, 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 Non-Discrimination policy, which includes sexual misconduct, must be directed to a member of the Title IX Coordinator staff.
The Title IX Coordinator will consult, when applicable, Title IX Deputy Coordinator(s) and regarding the merit of alleged violations and/or the disposition of same (preliminary investigation). The Title IX Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator will assess if any immediate action is needed such as a temporary suspension, other interim measure, or no contact/stay away 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 Director of Human Resources for Employees
- The Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security 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 Marian University Non-Discrimination Policy – especially violations that involve sexual violence.
Reporting Party: This is a s person who asserts the responding person has violated the Marian University Non-Discrimination Policy. This person may be a student, university employee, visitor, guest, or contractor in some cases.
Responding Party: This is the person who has been alleged to have been involved with violating the Marian University Non-Discrimination Policy. This person may be a student, university employee, visitor, guest, or contractor in some cases.
The following will provide specific information regarding the process for investigating and sanctioning allegations of a policy violation.