2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook
Further accommodations may include:
Services of a student victim advocate
Witness impact statement
Change in an academic schedule, if possible and/or necessary
Provision of alternative housing opportunities
The imposition of an interim suspension of the accused
The provision of resources for medical and/or psychological support.
For assistance obtaining these safety accommodations, please contact the
Student Life Office.
Rights of the Accused:
CIU community members (students, faculty and staff) accused of sexual
harassment, sexual assault, or stalking behaviors have rights on this campus.
These include the following:
The right to know the nature and source of the evidence used in the
The right to present witnesses and material evidence relevant to the case
The right to an advocate or attorney to aid in the preparation and
presentation of the case
Access to services from the counseling, health center or other campus
Voluntary residence hall relocation, when available and if applicable
Consultation with a campus official on academic support services and
referrals to community resources when appropriate and if applicable.
CIU’s Title IX coordinator and/or deputy coordinator and/or designee will ensure
that all reports of alleged sex discrimination (harassment, assault, stalking) are
immediately investigated in a thorough and appropriate manner. All investigations
will be completed within 60 days of the start of any investigation unless
unexpected issues prevent a timely investigation. The Title IX coordinator shall
review all reported incidents and appoint an investigator for each incident meriting
further review. The process will proceed as follows:
Incident is reported to the Title IX coordinator (regardless of where it is
initially reported, it must be reported to the Title IX coordinator).
Title IX coordinator will determine whether there is a potential Title IX policy
violation at hand and, if so, will turn the matter over to an Investigator for
The investigator will interview the complainant (alleged victim), the
accused and any witnesses. (The complainant and the accused may each
invite an advocate/advisor to all interviews. The guest is solely present to
advise and may not ask investigative questions).
The investigator will gather any pertinent evidentiary materials and
prepare a report detailing the content of the interviews and the evidentiary