With respect to complaints or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student:
(1) The college's Title IX compliance officer shall investigate, or assure investigation of, complaints or other reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a student. The investigation will be completed in a timely manner and the results of the investigation shall be referred to the student conduct officer for possible disciplinary action.
(2) Informal dispute resolution shall not be used to resolve sexual misconduct complaints without written permission from both the complainant and the respondent. If the parties elect to mediate a dispute, either party shall be free to discontinue the mediation at any time. Mediation shall not be used to resolve complaints involving allegations of sexual violence.
(3) College personnel will honor requests to keep sexual misconduct complaints confidential to the extent this can be done without unreasonably risking the health, safety, and welfare of the complainant or other members of the college community or compromising the college's duty to investigate and process such complaints.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
, United States Department [of] Education 34 C.F.R. Part 106 and chapter 495C-121 WAC. WSR 21-17-056, § 495C-121-220, filed 8/10/21, effective 9/10/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140
. WSR 14-11-070, § 495C-121-220, filed 5/19/14, effective 6/19/14.]