Informal Resolutions

You, or an initiating party,  may make a request, either orally or in writing, for informal resolution to the School or unit Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Officer. If you come to ODR to request the informal resolution, the Title IX Officer will evaluate the request. The request should identify the alleged harasser (if known) and describe the allegations with specificity. The School or unit Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Officer will assess the severity of the alleged harassment and the potential risk of a hostile environment for others in the community to determine whether informal resolution may be appropriate.

Upon determining that informal resolution is appropriate, and in instances when the Initiating Party makes the request to the ODR, the Title IX Officer will assign the informal resolution to an Investigator at ODR. The School or unit Title IX Coordinator or the Investigator will consult further with the person initiating the request, inform the person who is the subject of the allegations, and gather additional relevant information as necessary from the parties and others, as indicated. The School or unit Title IX Coordinator or the Investigator will attempt to aid the parties in finding a mutually acceptable resolution. Any appropriate interim measures to protect the educational and work environment may also be put in place during the informal resolution process.