Investigation Timelines

In the event that the Dean of Students Office starts a formal investigation into an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct and/or University policy, such as with sexual misconduct cases, the following timeline will be followed unless the investigation and/or conduct proceedings are able to be completed earlier. In the event that the timeline needs to be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, the associate Dean of Students or designee will communicate to the parties involved the reason for the delay and the adjusted timeline.

Days 1 to 7
Initial reporting, discussion of options with complainant and assignment of investigators.

Days 8 to 25
Interviewing involved parties and/or witnesses and gathering appropriate information and evidence. Assessment of investigation and interviewing additional witnesses or re-interviewing parties or witnesses. Meetings with parties to review and request amendment (if desired) of statements. Compilation of the investigative report.

Days 26 to 30
Investigative report is sent to the Title IX Coordinator for review and a decision regarding filing formal charges is made.

Days 30 to 35
If formal charges are filed, a University Conduct Board is scheduled.

Days 36 to 42
The reporting and responding parties must provide the University Conduct Hearing Board coordinator with their statements, etc. no less than seven days prior to the hearing date and will attend a pre-hearing meeting no less than three days prior to the hearing date.

Days 43 to 50
University Conduct Board hearing

Days 50 to 60
Appeal submission(s) and decision.