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Policies and Procedures

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Clarkson’s policies and procedure can be found at the following links.  Student Code of ConductClarkson Regulations (employees)

Under the law, all institutions receiving federal funds must have policies and procedures that prohibit sexual discrimination, offer a grievance procedure with both a formal and informal process, and designate a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the enforcement of these policies and procedure in a timely and equitable manner.

The general process works as follows:

An individual reports a Title IX complaint to a University employee, the Title Ix Coordinator or a deputy Coordinator.

The individual is made aware of their options.  They will be informed about appropriate support services, complaint filing options, and available interim remedies.  These will vary based on the status of the individuals involved in the incident, e.g. student to student, staff to student, staff to staff.

All complainants are entitled to use either a formal or informal grievance process and can switch from one to the other.  Mediation is not allowed in the event of sexual violence and parties do not have to be in the same room to allow for grievance proceedings.

The Title IX Coordinator and deputies are charged with ensuring the following protections:

  • All parties will be treated equally and fairly
  • Retaliation is prohibited (against any participants in the process—accused, victim, witnesses, reporting individuals)
  • Alternative arrangements during hearings
  • Prompt investigations, published timelines
  • Notice of outcome

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“No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence, victim status, marital status, personal status, ancestry, source of income, or other classes protected by law.”

-Clarkson University’s Non-Discrimation Policy