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:
- Investigating the report
- Attempting to resolve the report through an informal process, or
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Title IX Investigator, Chelsea Jacoby, at email@example.com. For more information about the Conduct process please visit: http://conduct.tcnj.edu/welcome/