Complaint Filing Flow Chart

Complainant Files Complaint or Report

Initial Inquiry by Title IX Coordinator to determine if policy applies

If policy does not apply
(i.e., not in violation):

Complaint dismissed

Complaint & Respondent notified in writing

Appeal Process

Both complainant & respondent may file a written appeal.

Within 3 business days of receiving written notification of outcome and/or corrective action.

Appeal should be filed with Provost, whose decision is final

For more information about the Appeals Process involving a student, please refer to the TCU Code of Conduct Section 5.4.

If policy does apply, there are two resolution proceedings:

Informal Process

If complainant, respondent, & Title IX Coordinator agree that an informal resolution should be pursued, it will be determined if an investigation is warranted and the most appropriate method for a resolution that is agreeable to the parties. Typically, informal process is completed in 30 days.

Formal Process

Title IX Coordinator will provide information to complainant & respondent about policy and procedures and determine interim measures are applicable.

Title IX Coordinator will open investigation in which both complainant & respondent will be interviewed. Witnesses may also be interviewed.

Investigator(s) will compile written report and may make a determination if policy has been violated or investigator(s) may refer matter to hearing panel.

If no violation of policy is found, complainant and respondent will be notified. Complainant may file an appeal. If violation of policy is found, corrective action will be determined and parties will be notified within 10 days. Respondent will be notified in writing as to corrective action to be taken. Respondent may file an appeal within 3 business days.

Complainant Files Complaint or Report

  • Initial Inquiry by Title IX Coordinator to determine if policy applies
    • If policy does not apply¬†(i.e., not in violation):
      • Complaint dismissed
      • Complainant & Respondent notified in writing
    • If policy does apply, there are two resolution proceedings:
      • Informal Process
        • If complainant, respondent, & Title IX Coordinator agree that an informal resolution should be pursued, it will be determined if an investigation is warranted and the most appropriate method for a resolution that is agreeable to the parties. Typically, informal process is completed in 30 days.
      • Formal Process
        • Title IX Coordinator will provide information to complainant & respondent about policy and procedures and determine interim measures are applicable.
        • Title IX Coordinator will open investigation in which both complainant & respondent will be interviewed. Witnesses may also be interviewed.
        • Investigator(s) will compile written report and may make a determination if policy has been violated or investigator(s) may refer matter to hearing panel.
        • If no violation of policy is found, complainant and respondent will be notified. Complainant may file an appeal. If violation of policy is found, corrective action will be determined and parties will be notified within 10 days. Respondent will be notified in writing as to corrective action to be taken. Respondent may file an appeal within 3 business days.

Appeal Process

Both complainant & respondent may file a written appeal.

Within 3 business days of receiving written notification of outcome and/or corrective action.

Appeal should be filed with Provost, whose decision is final

For more information about the Appeals Process involving a student, please refer to the TCU Code of Conduct Section 5.4.

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