Several paths of resolution may be available to those who have been affected by the types of conduct that are prohibited by the Policy.  Here is a quick summary of the types of resolution that are available once the conduct has been reported to the University. More detailed information is available on this website.

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Download a quick summary of the types of resolution.


What can you generally expect if you’re asked to participate in an investigation? 

  • EOC will send the person who reported the incident who is affected by the incident and the person responding to the report of conduct written notice of the investigation, which will include a summary of the conduct at issue.
  • An EOC investigator will schedule a time to talk with the person who reported the incident.
    • The investigator will ask the person to preserve any evidence before the meeting.
    • When you meet, the investigator will ask you to share information about the incident.
    • You can provide the investigator with the names of witnesses.
    • You can take a break at any point during the meeting.
    • The meeting may last anywhere from an hour to two hours.
    • A support person and/or advocate (attorney or non-attorney) can come with you to the meeting. Let the staff member know 5 days before the meeting (unless the meeting happens sooner) that someone will be joining you.
  • The investigator will schedule a separate time to talk with the person responding to a report of the conduct.
    • The investigator will ask the person to preserve any evidence before the meeting.
    • When you meet, the investigator will ask you to share information about the incident.
    • You can provide the investigator with the names of witnesses.
    • You can take a break at any point during the meeting.
    • The meeting may last anywhere from an hour to two hours.
    • A support person and/or advocate (attorney or non-attorney) can come with you to the meeting. Let the staff member know 5 days before the meeting (unless the meeting happens sooner) that someone will be joining you.
  • The investigator will contact witnesses and will schedule a time to talk with each witness.
    • Similarly, the investigator will ask witnesses to share information about what they know about the incident.
    • Witness interviews can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • The investigator will collect any additional information and evidence.
  • The investigation concludes and next steps depend on the particular procedures used.

See the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct and procedures for more information >>

See FAQs for details about the participation of support persons and advocates (attorney and non-attorney), including required forms >>