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The university encourages anyone who witnesses or experiences prohibited conduct to make a report to university and/or local law enforcement.
To report prohibited conduct, individuals may contact DPS. When prohibited conduct is reported to DPS, DPS immediately notifies:
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The Reporting Party can request that their name not be provided to LAPD, and DPS will honor that reque LAPD (or the appropriate law enforcement agency if outside of the Los Angeles area) has the responsibility for the
Upon a finding of responsibility, the SAR is forwarded to the Misconduct Sanctioning Panel for sanctioning.
The Misconduct Sanctioning Panel is composed of three individuals. Two are staff or faculty designated by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. One is an undergraduate or graduate student depending on the status of the Respondent. The undergraduate panel member will sanction cases involving undergraduate Respondents, the graduate panel member will sanction cases involving graduate Respondents.
The Misconduct Sanctioning Panel will be
At the conclusion of the Evidence Review and Hearing, Title IX Office prepares a Summary Administrative Review (SAR). The SAR is a report that presents and analyzes the information collected and makes findings of fact and policy violation.
In preparing the report, the investigator will review all evidence and determine what information is relevant and material to the incident. The investigator will make findings of fact.
In consultation with the Title IX Coordinator and using a preponderance standard, the investigator will determine
It is the responsibility of the Title IX Coordinator to oversee prohibited conduct reports and investigations to ensure timely resolution and compliance with Title IX and this policy.
Both parties have the right to have an advisor present at every meeting described in this section.
If the university proceeds to a formal investigation, the Reporting Party and the Respondent are notified of the investigation and the charged policy violations.
The Respondent is also provided information about the policy, procedural protections, support resources,
No student organization may discriminate against anyone in the university community based on a protected characteristic.
Discrimination is unfair treatment based on a protected characteristic that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to unreasonably (i) interfere with, (ii) limit, or (iii) deprive an individual from participating in or benefitting from the university’s education or employment programs, activities, or living environment.
The totality of known circumstances, including the nature, frequency, intensity, location, context, and duration of the conduct, will be considered.
Discrimination in membership
Interim measures are actions taken by the university in response to a report of prohibited conduct. Interim protective measures which require compliance by a Respondent are discussed in section IV above. Measures include no contact orders, modifications of work or academic schedules, residential relocation, restriction of campus activities or access, and interim suspension.
Failure to comply with interim measures is a separate and independent violation. A Respondent may be found in violation for failure to comply with an interim measure without
No student or organization may maliciously prevent or dissuade another from making a good faith report of prohibited conduct or participating in an investigation of prohibited conduct. Malicious means behavior made in bad faith and intended to thwart or interfere with the rights described in this policy. Malicious prevention/dissuasion describes conduct prior to a report of prohibited conduct or during an investigation. It also includes any contact with a member of the Misconduct Sanctioning Panel or Appellate Panel made after
Intimate partner violence, also referred to as domestic violence or dating violence, means violence committed against a person who is a spouse or former spouse, a cohabitant or former cohabitant, a person with whom they have a child, or with whom they have a previous or current dating, romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship.
Violence means causing physical harm to the person or to their possessions. Intimate partner violence may also include non-physical conduct that would cause a reasonable person to be
Stalking is a course of conduct directed at another person that would cause a reasonable person (i) to fear for their safety or the safety of others, or (ii) to suffer substantial emotional distress.
“Course of conduct” means behavior involving two or more acts in which the Respondent directly or indirectly monitors, follows, observes, threatens, surveils, communicates to or about the Reporting Party, or interferes with the Reporting Party’s property.
“Substantial emotional distress” means significant mental suffering or anguish.
Stalking includes “cyber-stalking.” Cyber
Exposure of the genitals to another without that person’s consent is prohibited conduct.