What happens after a complaint is filed?
A Complaint Notification Memo will be emailed to the Respondent (Accused) notifying them that a complaint has been filed regarding a possible violation of university policy 5-16.2. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator will schedule a meeting independently with the parties involved to advise them of their rights, provide information about available campus support resources, explain the investigation process, and assess if interim measures are necessary. Generally, the university will attempt to complete the investigation of the complaint within sixty (60) business days of opening the complaint. In the event the investigation requires additional time, the involved parties will be notified by the investigator. Be advised that university jurisdiction concerning unlawful gender-based discrimination incident(s) generally applies to members of the university community (i.e., the accused is a Kent State University student or employee).