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Sexual Misconduct Complaint Resolution Procedures

These Complaint Resolution Procedures apply to the resolution of all reports under the Sexual Misconduct Policy. They apply to the resolution of complaints against students, faculty, administrators, staff and third parties, and they are the exclusive means of resolving complaints of sexual misconduct at Columbia College. To the extent there are any inconsistencies between these Complaint Resolution Procedures and other College grievance, complaint or discipline procedures, these Complaint Resolution Procedures will control the resolution of complaints alleging violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

For the purposes of these Complaint Resolution Procedures, "Investigating Officer" means the Title IX Coordinator and/or individual(s) designated by the Title IX Coordinator to investigate a particular complaint.

These procedures provide for prompt, timely, fair and impartial investigations resolutions. All College officials involved in the investigation or appeal process shall discharge their obligations under these Complaint Resolution Procedures fairly and impartially. If an involved College official determines that they cannot apply these procedures fairly and impartially because of the identity of a complainant, respondent or witness, or due to any other conflict of interest, another appropriate individual will be designated to administer these procedures.

These procedures will be implemented by College officials who receive a minimum of 8-10 hours of training on an annual basis on the issues related to sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability.

As necessary and when applicable, the College will contact and cooperate with law enforcement in situations involving sexual misconduct.

The complete Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Complaint Resolution Procedures may be found on our Online Policy Library at the following: http://ccis.edu/policies/title-ix-and-sexual-misconduct-complaint-resolution-procedures.aspx.

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