College Resolution Processes
Some forms of sexual harassment may be resolved through an informal resolution process. The Title IX Coordinator or designee will work with the complainant to determine whether there is an appropriate facilitated informal resolution mechanism that may be considered. Informal resolution may include facilitated conversation, training and education for individuals or groups, and/or any other remedy reasonably available.
Formal Grievance Process
When the respondent is a member of the Lafayette community, the College may initiate adjudication proceedings. Because the relationship of students, staff, and faculty to the College differ, the internal investigative process that applies may differ as well. However, each of the procedures is guided by the principles of fundamental fairness and respect for all parties and include the following: notice, an equitable opportunity to be heard, and an equitable opportunity to respond.
These procedures are internal administrative procedures of the College meant to determine whether or not a Lafayette College policy was violated.
This flowchart is intended to provide an overview of the reporting and investigative process for incidents involving students. Process and procedures may vary for incidents involving College faculty or staff members. Please consult the appropriate policy and procedures for a complete explanation of procedures.
Lafayette College also encourages complainants to consider pursuing criminal action for incidents of sexual harassment that may also be crimes under Pennsylvania law. Lafayette College will assist a complainant, at their request, with contacting the appropriate law enforcement agency.
A Mandated Reporter is an employee of the College who is obligated by policy to share knowledge, notice, and/or reports of harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation with the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator.