Report response process
Report dismissed: Reports made that were determined, on their face or following an initial review, to not constitute any form of sexual misconduct.
Reporting party unknown to the UI: Reports made anonymously and/or without enough information to allow the university to identity the potential reporting party to reach out for further investigation.
Respondent unaffiliated: Reports in which the misconduct was committed by an individual determined not to be affiliated with the university. In the event the respondent is affiliated with another institution, the university may address the matter with the other institution to make them aware of the incident.
Respondent unknown to the UI: Reports in which the identity of the respondent is either unknown, not disclosed to the university, and/or otherwise unable to be ascertained by the university, and therefore the university is limited in its ability to move forward with potential action. In these instances, there is no time limit placed on moving forward in the event the individual who has been harmed decides to proceed by sharing more information, or in the event the student or the university is later able to identify the respondent.
Reporting party didn’t respond: Reports in which the reporting party did not respond to university outreach.
Reporting party requested no action: Reports which did not move forward because the reporting party requested no formal university action.
Addressed under another policy or procedure: Reports in which a response was pursued using a non-Title IX-related policy
Policy violation: It is more likely than not that the respondent violated a Title IX-related university policy.
No policy violation: The behavior reported did not rise to the level of a policy violation, or there was insufficient evidence to demonstrate whether a policy violation occurred. Respondents may also have been found responsible for violating other non-Title-IX-related university policies in a concurrent investigation; this information is not recorded in this report. A finding of no policy violation does not indicate that the reporting party was lying or not believed. Accommodations, including a no-contact directive, may still be offered following the conclusion of an investigation, even if there was a finding of no policy violation.
Closed: The respondent withdrew before a finding was issued, or the reporting party requested that the investigation cease. If a respondent withdraws before a finding is issued, the investigator compiles a report of information shared about the case and closes the investigation. No sanctions are imposed due to a lack of jurisdiction. Student respondents who withdraw in the middle of an investigation receive a registration hold to prevent them from re-enrolling until the investigation can be resolved.
Disciplinary/safety measures: Examples of disciplinary/safety measures that might be imposed as sanctions are listed below. More information about these sanctions can be found in the Student Judicial Procedure.
- building prohibition
- campus prohibition
- completion of all court requirements
- computer restriction
- disciplinary probation
- group education
- limited access to activities
- no classes/student orgs in common
- no contact directive
- one-to-one conversation
- permission required to graduate
- registration hold placed
- work prohibition
Educational/counseling requirements: Examples of educational/counseling requirements that might be imposed as sanctions are listed below. More information about these sanctions can be found in the Student Judicial Procedure and OSMRC’s page about the UI-CERB Program.
- education mandate
- counseling mandate
- substance abuse assessment
Separation: Separation from the institution could take the form of termination (for employees) or expulsion (for students). Individuals who are separated from the institution are also issued a campus prohibition preventing them from returning to campus, and are prevented from future employment or student status at the university.
Suspension: Students who have been suspended are issued a campus prohibition preventing them from returning to campus for the duration of their suspension. Re-enrollment requirements may be imposed as a condition of returning to the university.
Withdrew before resolution: If a respondent withdraws following a finding of responsibility for a policy violation but before the imposition of sanctions, the university loses jurisdiction to impose sanctions. Student respondents who withdraw before the resolution of an investigation receive a registration hold to prevent them from re-enrolling until the investigation can be resolved.