What are my options after reporting?

If you make a report, you will be provided with information about your options for proceeding. These options may include:

  • Filing a Formal Complaint: 
    • If the incident(s) you are reporting occurred on campus on or after August 14, 2020 and otherwise meets the definition of an offense under Title IX, your Complaint will go to an investigation and hearing under the TCC Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy/Grievance Procedures. In order to proceed under the TCC Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy, you will be required to file a formal complaint, which is a signed statement of the facts of your report.
  • Alternative Resolution: You may opt to pursue an alternative resolution to your report, which might be a resolution with measures agreed to by you and the respondent, in consultation with appropriate College officials, restorative justice conferencing, or other form of mediation (direct or with shuttled communication).
  • Supportive Measures Only: You may choose not to proceed with any kind of resolution involving the respondent and only request accommodations and supportive measures. These measures can continue as long as you are a student or employee of the College and can be altered over time. However, these measures can only apply to you and cannot alter any other student or employee’s ability to access the College’s programs and facilities. For example, if you and the respondent are in a course together, you may request that the College move you to another course, but the College cannot move the respondent to another course without a formal or alternative resolution.

In most situations, you will be given these options. However, there are some reports that make the College aware of an ongoing risk to the physical safety of students, faculty, and/or staff. In these situations, the College will assess the risk and may decide to proceed with a formal process. As the reporting party, you may choose to remain involved as a complainant or witness or you may choose not to participate at all. Note that it often is difficult for the College to compile sufficient evidence to find a policy violation without the participation of the person or persons who directly experienced the alleged misconduct.