If the information is sufficient, the Official Contact or designee will appoint an Investigating Authority.
47.5.5 The Investigating Authority, composed of one or more people, is responsible for all administrative activities required to conduct the investigation.
Information shared with university personnel and officials who are not listed as confidential reporting options is considered private but not confidential.
Although the confidentiality of information received, the privacy of the individuals involved, and the wishes of reporting party, complainant, and/or alleged offender cannot be guaranteed, they will be protected to as great a degree as is legally possible.
These resource persons have information about applicable laws, university rules and procedures, reporting options to local law enforcement, confidentiality and privacy, resources e.g., counseling, health services, and options available for resolution of complaints.
The table below identifies personnel to contact for information and consultation.47.2 Reporting to Law Enforcement Individuals have the option of notifying law enforcement authorities including university police and local police.
The investigation is the follow through on a complaint to ascertain details and circumstances associated with the complaint.
Investigations may result in charges, a form of alternative dispute resolution, or dismissal of complaint.For purposes of reporting and maintaining public safety, university officials listed as confidential reporting options may share information about an incident in a way that does not identify the student(s) concerned.As defined in System Regulation , “Confidential” is a form of privileged communication which need not be disclosed in court as part of evidence, answered by a witness either in depositions or trial, or provided to the parties to a lawsuit or their attorneys.If the individual does not disclose any identifying information about him/herself or any other party involved (e.g., names, department or unit) during the inquiry, response on the part of the University may be limited.47.5.1 Once an individual discloses information to an Official Contact of the university, he/she will promptly notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator.47.5.2 The University will respond to complaints in a prompt and equitable manner.