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Additional Support Resources

For Complainants


Should you experience an incident of sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, it is important that:

  1. Get to a safe place and talk to someone you trust (friend, relative, counselor, or an on/off campus sexual assault resource.)
  2. Seek medical attention.
  3. Do not shower, change clothes, eat or drink anything before seeking medical assistance.  This helps preserve any evidence that may exist.
  4. If you choose to notify University Police, do so as soon as possible

It is also important that you understand your rights.

  • You have the right to speak with campus authorities in a private and confidential setting.
  • You have the right to be informed of your reporting options, whether criminal or University, or both without fear or reprisal.
  • You have the right to academic, housing, employment, extra-curricular activity accommodations, and/or other interim measures as deemed appropriate to address short-term effects and to prevent further violations.
  • You have the right to be informed of and provided with contact information about available counseling or health services, both on and off campus.
  • You have the right to have an advisor of your choice present during any investigated interview by the University, consistent with the Policy.
  • You have the right to be free from any form of retaliation and to report such behaviors without retribution.
  • You have the right to be informed of the final determination of any formal Policy violation investigation.
  • You have the right to appeal the final decision.

Additional Resources for Complainants

 

For Respondents


Being accused of a sexual misconduct violation, in any form, can be an extremely stressful experience.  The Title IX Coordinator is available to answer any questions that you might have regarding policy and procedures.  Additionally, there are several on and off campus resources available to you. 

Resources for Respondents to Allegations of Title IX Policy Violations

  • Title IX Coordinator
    513-244-4393
  • University Police
    513-244-4226 (0 from campus line).  Located in the lower level of the Seton Center.
  • Counseling and Health Services (Confidential support service)
    513-244-4949. Located in the Harrington Center.
    After Hours Crises on-call campus support: 513-807-2516
  • Health Services (Confidential support service)
    513-244-4796.  Located in the Harrington Center
  • Respondent Advisors (Coming Soon)
  • Delhi Township Police: 513-922-0060

Should you be accused of an incident involving sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking it is important that you understand your rights:

  1. You have the right to speak with campus authorities in a private and confidential setting.
  2. You have the right to know the details of the allegations against you including the name(s) of those making the complaint.
  3. You have the right to be informed of policy and procedures for which you are being investigated under.
  4. You have the right to academic, housing, employment, extra-curricular activity accommodations, and/or other interim measures as deemed appropriate to address short-term effects and to prevent further violations.
  5. You have the right to be informed and provided with contact information about available counseling or health services, both on and off campus.
  6. You have the right to have an advisor of your choice present during any investigated interview by the University, consistent with the Policy.
  7. You have the right to an adequate, reliable, impartial and prompt investigation conducted within a reasonable timeframe.
  8. You have the right to be informed of the status of the investigation, to the extent possible.
  9. You have the right to review all documents made available to the complainant and all documents that are being used in consideration of evidence within the investigation.
  10. You have the right to receive written notice of the details to any interview scheduled with the investigator.
  11. You have the right to express a conflict of interest with the investigator selected for your case.
  12. You have the right to refuse to answer any questions.
  13. You have the right to be free from any form of retaliation and to report such behaviors without retribution.
  14. You have the right to be informed of the final determination of any formal Policy violation investigation and any sanctions if applicable.
  15. You have the right to be heard and to present your witnesses or evidence to support your claim.
  16. You have the right to be treated fairly, and equitable throughout the entire investigatory process.
  17. You have the right to appeal the final decision.

Any member of the Mount community has the right to make a complaint or participate in an investigation without retaliation.  It is a violation of university policy to retaliate against anyone because they have reported an allegation to the university or participated in an investigatory process with the university.  Retaliation is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.

What to Expect During the Investigation:

  1. You will be formally notified of the charges.
  2. While the case is in progress, interim measures may be taken.
  3. The case will be assigned to an investigator.
  4. The investigator will interview:
         1) The complainant;
         2) You, the respondent;
         3) Any relevant witnesses;
         4) Look to collect and review and relevant documentation;
  5. The investigator will give you the opportunity to present questions you believe should be asked of the complainant, reporting party (if it was not the complainant) or witnesses, as well as the opportunity to respond to statements made by others, if deemed appropriate by the investigator.
  6. You have the right, at any time during the investigation, to provide the investigator with a written statement, other supporting materials, or identify other potential witness regarding the incident.
  7. You may have one (1) support person with you during any meeting or conversation.
  8. The investigator has 30 days to conduct the investigation. If we need to go beyond the 30 days you will be notified.
  9. Once a draft of the report has been shared and reviewed by the Title IX coordinator, you will be emailed the draft report.  You have 5 days to respond to the draft in writing.  Your response  may include, but is not limited to:
         1) Additional questions you believe should be asked of other parties or witnesses;
         2) New evidence you believe is relevant; and
         3) The impact of the situation on you.
  10. After you submit your response to the draft, the investigator will prepare the final report for the Title IX coordinator’s review.
  11. We will contact you to schedule a time to meet with the Title IX coordinator and the investigator, to be notified of the outcome. You will receive this outcome in writing, along with the opportunity to review the final report, at this meeting.  We will also inform you of the next steps during this meeting.

Additional Information

  • If you have any concerns about the investigation process, you are free to speak with the Title IX Coordinator.
  • You may have one (1) advisor accompany you to any meetings pertaining to the investigation.
  • You have the right to bring an attorney as that one (1) support person.  Keep in mind they will not be permitted to act in a legal capacity during any interviews or meetings.  They are considered a support person with a non-speaking role throughout the process.

 

Resources for Friends and Family

 

Tips for Professors

Tips for Friends of Respondents

  • Encourage your friend to utilize the resources available to them.  If possible, assist your friend with accessing those resources.
  • Encourage your friend to see a licensed counselor.  Remember this is a very stressful event for your friend and they might need assistance with managing their emotions in a healthy way.
  • Listen without judgement.
  • Do not approve or justify your friend’s actions, choices or lack thereof.
  • Do not confront the complainant if you are aware of their identity.
  • Do not retaliate against the complainant or persons you believe are participating in the process.
  • Do not gossip about the information you have regarding the incident.
     

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