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Rights of Reporting Party and Responding Party

Rights of Reporting Party and Responding Party

  1. The preponderance of evidence standard (more likely than not) is used to evaluate complaints.

  2. The reporting party and the responding party are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding. All parties are permitted to have representatives in all stages of the process. Notice of representation should be made to the Title IX Coordinator.

  3. Both the reporting party and the responding party will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual misconduct.

  4. Complaints will be investigated by a trained Title IX Investigator and or Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.

  5. NWTC will respond promptly, equitably and thoroughly to all incident reports following the written receipt of the complaint, barring any unusual circumstances.

  6. The decision of the Title IX Coordinator/Title IX Employee Deputy Coordinator may be appealed to the Vice President of Student Services or Vice President of Human Resources, whose decision is final. If the complaint is against the Vice President of Student Services or Vice President of Human Resources, the decision may be appealed to the President. If the complaint is against the President, the decision may be appealed to the Board of Trustees, whose decision is final. Complaints against one of the Title IX Coordinators will be investigated and decided by a person appointed by the Vice President of Student Services of Vice President or Human Resources. The appeal must be made, in writing, within five business days after the decision has been made. 

The College recognizes the right of all parties involved in a complaint to a fair and equitable resolution of complaints. Falsification, distortion or misrepresentation of information during the course of a complaint resolution process may be grounds for disciplinary action.

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