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Once a Complaint Has Been Filed

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Once a Complaint Has Been Filed

Interim Actions

The Title IX Office can assist in arranging academic accommodations (course schedule adjustments, extension of assignments, alternative class or work arrangements), changing work arrangements, and may issue No Contact Orders as well as interim suspension and disciplinary or administrative leave.

Complainant’s Rights

A person who reports sexual assault, dating/domestic violence or stalking is referred to as the complainant. Click below for the rights afforded to any NOVA student, staff, or faculty member who experiences such an incident.

Respondent’s Rights

A person who has been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking is referred to as the respondent. Click below for the rights afforded to any NOVA student, staff, or faculty member who is accused of sexual misconduct.

Witnesses

An individual who may have information relevant to a report of sexual misconduct. Witness participation in the College’s Title IX Resolution process is voluntary.

Steps in an Investigation

  • Title IX Coordinator receives a report of an incident; reporting party requests TIX services.
  • Title IX Coordinator or designee conducts an investigation, interviewing complainant, respondent and witnesses.
  • An investigation can take up to 90 days to complete, at the end of which an administrative determination will be made.
  • Both parties will be informed in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
  • Both parties will be given an opportunity to review all information used to make the determination.
  • Both parties have the right to appeal a final decision.
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