Title IX Conduct Process
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards adjudicates Title IX cases involving student respondents. For information about the Title IX process before a report is received by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, please refer to The Title IX Office.
Resources Explaining Process
To learn more about the conduct process for Title IX cases, please reference:
- The outline of the process below
- The Student Code of Conduct
The Conduct Process for Title IX Cases
The Title IX report triggers the conduct process.
A procedural review is not...
A formal hearing with both parties where a determination will be made surrounding responsibility
A procedural review is...
A 1:1* meeting with an SCCS staff member to:
- Review your rights and the alleged violations for this case
- Review your options for participation and accommodations in an ARC hearing
- Acquire your availability for an ARC hearing
- Cover hearing logistics
- Ask any questions you have about the process
* An adviser may accompany you to your PR, but you need to inform SCCS 24 hours in advance if your adviser is an attorney
Notice of Your Procedural Review
You will receive an email scheduling a time for you to come in for your procedural review. Please regularly check your UC email, as this will be our primary communication method.
Administrative Review Committee Hearing (ARC)
Timeline Prior to ARC
After their procedural reviews, both parties will receive the following at the same time:
- A link to a Box file containing the case file
- An email containing the date, time, and instructions for the ARC hearing*
*This email will also contain a link for parties to review a list of ARC members that may be serving as fact finders for their hearing.
Parties should be aware of the following timelines
- 3 calendar days after notice of hearing: challenge of any ARC members due
- Generally 5 calendar days after notice of hearing: witnesses and additional evidence due
- Generally 5 calendar days before hearing: witnesses and additional evidence due shared with parties
- At least 24 hours before hearing: notify SCCS if an attorney will be attending the ARC as your adviser
What to Expect from an ARC
Under the Student Code of Conduct, students have a right to determine how they will participate in the hearing process (page 27). Party's participation may be:
- In person with a partition between them and the other party
- In person without a partition between them and the other party
- Via Skype or video conference
ARC members serve as fact finders. The ARC has three members:
- One hearing chair
- Two trained faculty or staff
During the ARC, each party has the ability to:
- Provide an opening statement
- Respond to questions asked of them by the ARC
- Ask questions of the other party (through the hearing chair)
- Question any witnesses they or the other party provided in advance
- Provide a closing statement
Determinations of responsibility and sanctions (if applicable) will be provided at the conclusion of the hearing.