The right to an equitable investigation and resolution of all credible allegations
of prohibited harassment or retaliation made in good faith to Saint Xavier University
The right to timely written notice of all alleged violations, including the identity
of the parties involved (if known), the precise misconduct being alleged, the date
and location of the alleged misconduct (if known), the implicated policies and procedures,
and possible sanctions.
The right to timely written notice of any material adjustments to the allegations
(e.g., additional incidents or allegations, additional Complainants, unsubstantiated
allegations) and any attendant adjustments needed to clarify potentially implicated
The right to be informed in advance of any public release of information regarding
the allegation(s) or underlying incident(s), whenever possible.
The right not to have any personally identifiable information released to the public
without consent provided, except to the extent permitted by law.
The right to be treated with dignity and respect by Saint Xavier University
The right to have Saint Xavier University policies and procedures followed without
The right not to be pressured to mediate or otherwise informally resolve any reported
misconduct involving violence, including sexual violence.
The right not to be discouraged by Saint Xavier University officials from reporting
sexual harassment and/or retaliation to both on-campus and off-campus authorities.
The right to be informed by Saint Xavier University officials of options to notify
proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and the
option(s) to be assisted by Saint Xavier University authorities in notifying such
authorities, if the party so chooses. This also includes the right not to be pressured
to report, as well.
The right to have allegations of violations of this Policy responded to promptly and
with sensitivity by Saint Xavier University law enforcement and/or other Saint Xavier
The right to be informed of available interim actions and supportive measures, such
as counseling; advocacy; health care; legal, student financial aid, visa, and immigration
assistance; or other services, both on campus and in the community.
The right to a Saint Xavier University-implemented no-contact directive [or a no-trespass
order against a non-affiliated third party] when a person has engaged in or threatens
to engage in stalking, threatening, harassing, or other improper conduct.
The right to be informed of available assistance in changing academic, living, and/or
working situations after an alleged incident of sexual harassment, and/or retaliation,
if such changes are reasonably available. No formal report, or investigation, either
campus or criminal, needs to occur before this option is available. Such actions may
include, but are not limited to:
Relocating an on-campus student's housing to a different on-campus location
Assistance from Saint Xavier University staff in completing the relocation
Changing an employee's work environment (e.g., reporting structure, office/workspace
Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and a pro-rated refund
Exam, paper, and/or assignment rescheduling or adjustment
Receiving an incomplete in, or a withdrawal from, a class (may be retroactive)
Transferring class sections
Temporary withdrawal/leave of absence (may be retroactive)
Campus safety escorts
Alternative course completion options.
The right to have Saint Xavier University maintain such actions for as long as necessary
and for supportive measures to remain private, provided privacy does not impair Saint
Xavier University's ability to provide the supportive measures.
The right to receive sufficiently advanced, written notice of any meeting or interview
involving the other party, when possible.
The right to ask the Investigator(s) and Decision-maker(s) to identify and question
relevant witnesses, including expert witnesses.
The right to provide the Investigator(s)/Decision-maker(s) with a list of questions
that, if deemed relevant by the Investigator(s)/Chair, may be asked of any party or
The right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history or character admitted as evidence.
The right to know the relevant and directly related evidence obtained and to respond
to that evidence.
The right to fair opportunity to provide the Investigator(s) with their account of
the alleged misconduct and have that account be on the record.
The right to receive a copy of the investigation report, including all factual, policy,
and/or credibility analyses performed, and all relevant and directly related evidence
available and used to produce the investigation report, subject to the privacy limitations
imposed by state and federal law, prior to the hearing, and the right to have at least
ten (10) business days to review the report prior to the hearing.
The right to respond to the investigation report, including comments providing any
additional relevant evidence after the opportunity to review the investigation report,
and to have that response on the record.
The right to be informed of the names of all witnesses whose information will be used
to make a finding, in advance of that finding, when relevant.
The right to regular updates on the status of the investigation and/or resolution.
The right to have reports of alleged Policy violations addressed by Investigators,
Title IX Coordinators, and Decision-maker(s) who have received at least eight hours
of relevant annual training.
The right to a Hearing Panel that is not single-sex in its composition, if a panel
The right to preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and permitted by law.
The right to meetings, interviews, and/or hearings that are closed to the public.
The right to petition that any Saint Xavier University representative in the process
be recused on the basis of disqualifying bias and/or conflict of interest.
The right to have an Advisor of their choice to accompany and assist the party in
all meetings and/or interviews associated with the resolution process.
The right to the use of the preponderance of the evidence standard to make a finding
after an objective evaluation of all relevant evidence.
The right to be present, including presence via remote technology, during all testimony
given and evidence presented during any formal grievance hearing.
The right to have an impact statement considered by the Decision-maker(s) following
a determination of responsibility for any allegation, but prior to sanctioning.
The right to be promptly informed in a written Notice of Outcome letter of the finding(s)
and sanction(s) of the resolution process and a detailed rationale of the decision
(including an explanation of how credibility was assessed), delivered simultaneously
(without undue delay) to the parties.
The right to be informed in writing of when a decision by Saint Xavier University
is considered final and any changes to the sanction(s) that occur before the decision
The right to be informed of the opportunity to appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s)
of the resolution process, and the procedures for doing so in accordance with the
standards for appeal established by Saint Xavier University.
The right to a fundamentally fair resolution as defined in these procedures.