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College Process


During the College Process there will be thorough communication with the reporter regarding each step in the procedure from the Title IX coordinator or designee. The reporter is not mandated to participate in any Title IX proceeding(s), however their absence may limit the Investigator(s) ability to evaluate all relevant information to the fullest extent possible. The reporter may be assisted by an adviser of their choice through any phases of the college process and can be provided with accommodations regarding concerns for their personal safety, well-being, and/or fears of confrontation during the process. The College can provide a specialized adviser through AVI that will make the process as least distressing as possible by providing support to the reporter, answer any questions, and explain the procedure every step of the way. If you would like to submit information regarding an incident that occurred on behalf of yourself, a friend, a colleague, or another, click the button below to formally report it.

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How the College Process Works


For all TCNJ students, faculty, and staff that have been impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment you have the option of participating in a college and/or criminal process.

Following receipt of notice of a potential violation of the Title IX Policy, Graduate Code of Student Conduct or Policy Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace/Educational Environment the Title IX Coordinator, or designee, will immediately gather as much information as possible to determine the appropriate means for addressing the report. Options for addressing reports include, but are not limited to:

  1. Investigating the report
  2. Attempting to resolve the report through an informal process, or
  3. Determining that the facts of the report, even if true, would not constitute a violation of this Policy.

If a report proceeds to an informal resolution or an investigation, or if the reporting party requests Interim Remedial Measures that might affect the accused (such as a “no contact” directive, moving the accused on-campus housing or changing an academic schedule), the Title IX Coordinator, or appropriate designee, will provide the accused with notice that a report has been filed.

For all reports that proceed to investigation, a specially trained investigator (or team of investigators) will be selected to interview and gather relevant evidence from the reporting party, accused and any witnesses.

The investigator(s) will take handwritten or typed notes of all interviews and based on those notes will prepare written statements for each interviewee. The reporting party, accused, and witnesses will have the opportunity to review and sign their own statement and provide the investigator with corrections or revisions prior to the conclusion of the investigation. The lead investigator will than make a decision on responsibility and meet with each party to discuss the next steps of the process.

 


Staff/Faculty Investigations


For all complaints against a staff or faculty member the investigators will work with the Department to determine sanctioning. Any employee found to have violated any portion or portions of this Policy may be subject to appropriate administrative and/or disciplinary action which may include, but which shall not be limited to: referral for training, referral for counseling, written or verbal reprimand, suspension, reassignment, demotion, or termination of employment. Referral to another appropriate authority for review for possible violation of State and Federal statutes may also be appropriate.


If you have any questions about information on this website please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Jordan Draper, at draperj@tcnj.edu, or Title IX Investigator, Chelsea Jacoby, at jacobyc@tcnj.eduFor more information about the Conduct process please visit: http://conduct.tcnj.edu/welcome/