Deciding how to proceed after an incident is a process that unfolds over time.  Some members of the community, including Mandated Reporters, are required to report any suspected or known instance of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator.

One common misconception about the reporting process is that making a report will automatically lead to an investigation, hearing and/or disciplinary action.  The Title IX Coordinator will review the allegations to determine all available options for resolution.

Making a report is the act of notifying the Title IX Coordinator of an incident of sexual harassment.  A report may be accompanied by a request for: supportive measures and resources, no further action, informal resolution, and/or to initiate a formal resolution process.

To make a report to the Title IX Coordinator, please click on the button below.

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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.

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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.

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Criminal Process

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.

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Mandated Reporters

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.

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Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Jamila Bookwala

Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Psychology
219 Markle Hall
610-330-5070

Lisa Rex

Director of Human Resources
012 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5814

Jennifer Dize

Assistant Dean of Students
205 Feather House
(610) 330-5082

Terrence Haynes

Assistant Director of Residence Life
114 Kirby House
610 330-5335