These resources highlight the people, policies, and procedures at St. Olaf that are dedicated to preventing sexual misconduct and harassment, stopping it if it occurs, and providing assistance and support to those who are affected by it.
An electronic copy of the “desk flyer” distributed in the residence halls to all new and returning students at the beginning of the academic year, with information about how to prevent sexual violence and other forms of misconduct; how to report to the college; where to find resources for education, assistance and support; and how to contact the Title IX Coordinator and other members of the Title IX team.
A description of what happens when any member of the Title IX team receives a report of any form of prohibited behavior – sexual or interpersonal violence, other forms of sexual misconduct, or sexual harassment. People who have experienced these behaviors are welcome to limit their request for assistance to the support services described on this flowchart; they are not required to initiate a formal investigation. If they do request a formal investigation, the flowcharts below apply.
A description of the steps involved in an investigation of reported prohibited behavior – who is involved, what they may do, what timelines apply, how information is gathered and shared with the parties, and what outcomes are possible. The investigation process includes an Investigator’s Decision Letter indicating whether there was sufficient evidence to establish that a person engaged in prohibited behavior and is therefore responsible for violating college policy.
A description of the processes involved when one of the parties appeals an investigator’s decision, or when the Responding Party has been found responsible for violating college policy. Some cases involve neither outcome; some involve one but not the other; and some involve both. In cases where a person has been found responsible, the Adjudication Panel determines what sanctions to impose.
A description of the steps involved in the Informal Resolution Process, which is an option available to students after reporting an incident of sexual or interpersonal violence. The Informal Resolution Process is not an investigation, but it is a voluntary process that can result in mutually agreeable outcomes for parties and the College.