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WAC 495C-121-220

Supplemental complaint process.

With respect to complaints or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student:
(1) The college's Title IX compliance officer shall investigate, or assure investigation of, complaints or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student. The investigation will be completed in a timely manner and the results of the investigation shall be referred to the student conduct officer for possible disciplinary action.
(2) Informal dispute resolution shall not be used to resolve sexual misconduct complaints without written permission from both the complainant and the respondent. If the parties elect to mediate a dispute, either party shall be free to discontinue the mediation at any time. Mediation shall not be used to resolve complaints involving allegations of sexual violence.
(3) College personnel will honor requests to keep sexual misconduct complaints confidential to the extent this can be done without unreasonably risking the health, safety, and welfare of the complainant or other members of the college community or compromising the college's duty to investigate and process such complaints.
(4) The student conduct officer, prior to serving a disciplinary decision under WAC 495C-121-100, will make a reasonable effort to contact the complainant to discuss the results of the investigation and possible disciplinary sanctions and/or disciplinary conditions that may be imposed.
(5) The student conduct officer, on the same date that a disciplinary decision is served on the respondent under WAC 495C-121-100, will serve a written notice, in compliance with FERPA, informing the complainant whether the allegations of sexual misconduct were found to have merit and describing any disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions which are being imposed upon the respondent for the complainant's protection. The notice will also inform the complainant of her/his rights to appeal as stated in WAC 495C-121-230. If protective disciplinary sanctions and/or conditions are imposed, the student conduct officer shall also make a reasonable effort to have the notice served upon the complainant prior to service upon the respondent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 14-11-070, § 495C-121-220, filed 5/19/14, effective 6/19/14.]
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