2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
possible. Further, CIU is committed to supporting victims through the appropriate
provision of safety and support services; providing resources to assist all
members of the CIU community — including students, faculty and staff.
CIU Title IX Coordinator(s):
CIU has appointed a Title IX coordinator and three deputy coordinators to oversee
CIU’s response to Title IX complaints, to develop training and education programs/
materials for students, faculty and staff, as well as to monitor the effectiveness of
CIU’s Title IX compliance efforts.
Reporting of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Stalking:
CIU encourages reporting of all incidents of sex discrimination, including
sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking to both CIU security and to law
enforcement authorities. CIU respects that the victim (complainant) is the one who
must decide whether to report or not to report. Advocates are available to inform
victims of the reporting procedures and offer appropriate referrals. Victims who
choose to pursue the reporting process have the right to assistance or consultation
of an advocate. CIU offers services to victims even if they choose not to report the
incidents. The Student Life Office provides services and information for victims
in a safe, supportive and confidential setting. In some circumstances, a victim
may wish to seek an order of protection from a court of appropriate jurisdiction
against the alleged perpetrator. Victims may also seek restriction of access to the
university by non-students or non-employees in certain circumstances.
In certain instances, CIU may need to report an incident to law enforcement authori-
ties. Such circumstances include any incidents that warrant the undertaking of
additional safety and security measures for the protection of the victim and the
campus community or other situations in which there is clear and imminent danger
and when a weapon may be involved. However, it is crucial in these circumstances
to consult with supervisory staff and/or Student Life personnel, since reporting may
compromise the safety of the victim. Personal safety concerns are often very impor-
tant for victims. Crisis intervention and victim safety concerns will take precedence.
CIU will not tolerate any form of retaliation toward a person reporting a violation.
Complainant’s (Victim’s) Safety and Rights:
CIU community members (students, faculty and staff) have the right to live free of
behaviors that interfere with attaining their educational and/or professional goals.
Community members who report sexual harassment, sexual assault, or stalking
have the right to the following:
Treatment with dignity and respect, without biased attitudes or judgments
Not having past and irrelevant conduct discussed during any resulting
Changes in academic, professional and/or living situations, if possible
All support services regardless of the choice to file a school or criminal
Submission of a written report of the incident and a victim-impact
Having a person of choice, including legal counsel or an advocate, present
throughout the proceedings
Contact with local law enforcement to pursue a potential criminal
Having one’s identity protected.