2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
the investigation concerning that incident. Such a directive is not a sanction
or disciplinary outcome but is designed to maintain civility and avoid potential
Notification of Law Enforcement:
The Title IX coordinator or designee shall determine whether local law
enforcement or other authorities should be notified. (The Title IX coordinator will
notify of the right to contact local law enforcement at the initial stages of the
report/complaint.) CIU will continue to provide ongoing support for a complainant
when law enforcement is notified.
The Title IX coordinator, in consultation with appropriate administrative leadership
may impose interim sanctions (up to and including suspension) prior to the
beginning of the disciplinary process. The interim sanction/suspension may be
imposed in cases where the alleged action of the accused may pose a threat
to the well-being of the CIU community or to the accused himself/herself. Such
sanctions are appropriate and should be promptly imposed where needed to
protect any member of the CIU community, including anyone connected with
the matter, or to prevent recurrence or retaliation pending completion of the
investigation. Following the imposition of an interim sanction, the opportunity for a
hearing will be provided as expeditiously as possible.
Standard of Proof:
The standard for determining the culpability of the accused for a Title IX policy
violation will be a preponderance of the evidence. This means the determination
shall be made based on whether it is more likely than not that the accused violated
an aspect of the CIU Title IX policy.
Disciplinary sanctions for violations of this policy and/or of the student code of
conduct will be imposed in accordance with applicable Student Life policies.
As applicable, accused parties should refer to CIU’s Student Handbook for
more information on their rights, resolution of disciplinary charges, disciplinary
procedures and responsibilities (Section I).
The accused individual may accept responsibility for violating the Title IX policy
and receive administratively-imposed disciplinary sanctions without a formal
hearing. The accused and the complainant will be informed of the sanctions.
An appeal may be filed by either the complainant or the accused in accordance
with the appeal process stated in this handbook. The appeal must be received
within five business days of the conclusion of the investigation (the date sanctions
The appeal is not a rehearing of the entire investigative process but is an
opportunity for the report to be reviewed to validate the conclusion reached by the
Campus SaVE Act Policy:
The Campus SaVE (Campus Sexual Violence Elimination) Act is an amendment
to the guidelines of the Clery Act. Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sexual