Report Response Process

The Title IX Coordinator and relevant staff review reports to determine whether they fall under the Title IX Policy (AD 85), the Discrimination & Harassment & Related Inappropriate Conduct Policy (AD 91), and whether they are assigned to Office of Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response (OSMRR) or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA).

The applicable policy sets forth certain procedures in case management, investigations, and hearings; however, the vast majority of options and support are identical under all policies. Reports of behavior not defined as sexual misconduct are referred to appropriate offices.

When a complaint is affected by significant time delay, Penn State will typically apply the definition of prohibited conduct which was in place at the time of the alleged conduct and the procedures which are in place at the time of the complaint. Such decisions are within the sole discretion of the Title IX Coordinator and are not appealable.

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