Once a formal investigation is commenced, the Title IX Coordinator will provide written notification of the investigation to the responding party at an appropriate time during the investigation. The College aims to complete all investigations within a sixty (60) calendar day time period, which can be extended as necessary for appropriate cause by the Title IX Coordinator with notice to the parties as appropriate.If, during the preliminary inquiry or at any point during the formal investigation, the Title IX Coordinator determines that there is no reasonable cause to believe that policy has been violated, the process will end unless the reporting party requests that the Title IX Coordinator makes an extraordinary determination to re-open the investigation.
Conflict Resolution may only occur if selected by all parties, otherwise the Administrative Resolution Process applies.
If conflict resolution is desired by the reporting party, and appears appropriate given the nature of the alleged behavior, then the report does not proceed to investigation, unless a pattern of misconduct is suspected or there is an actual or perceived threat of further harm to the community or any of its members.
For the purposes of this process, the Title IX Coordinator, unless otherwise noted, refers to the Title IX Coordinator or designee.
The preliminary inquiry is typically 1-3 days in duration.
Ben Smith, Vice President for Operations Title IX Coordinator Neosho County Community College Chanute, KS 66720(620) 432-0301 – office(620) 433-0789 – [email protected] Hall Operations office Sarah Robb, Vice President for Student Learning Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Backup Coordinator Neosho County Community College800 W.
14th Street Chanute, KS 66720(620) 432-0305 – office(620) 230-8062 – [email protected] Hall VPSL office Kerrie Coomes, Dean of Student Services Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Student Issues Neosho County Community College800 W.Reports of sexual misconduct committed by the Title IX Coordinator should be reported to the College President (620) 432-0346.On campus, Counseling and Advising Services are able to help you by providing private counseling and support while you weigh options and work through any reporting or conduct processes that may be ahead.Such evidence shall be credible, relevant, based in fact, and without prejudice;-The right to be promptly informed of the outcome and sanction of the resolution process in writing, without undue delay between the notifications to the parties;-The right to be informed in writing of when a decision of the College is considered final, any changes to the sanction to occur before the decision is finalized, to be informed of the right to appeal the finding and sanction of the resolution process, and the procedures for doing so in accordance with the standards for appeal established by the College.Following receipt of notice or a report of misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator engages in a preliminary inquiry to determine if there is reasonable cause to believe the Sexual Misconduct policy has been violated.Throughout this procedure, the “Title IX Coordinator” will be referred to.