1) Longwood University’s complaint procedure provides for immediate, thorough, and objective investigation of all claims of sexual misconduct. If discrimination or harassment has been reported, the University will take appropriate remedial action that is commensurate with the severity of the offense.
2) Longwood University strictly prohibits retaliation against any person for using this reporting procedure, or for filing, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in any investigation or proceeding involving allegations of discrimination or harassment. Any person who violates this policy will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination if they are an employee, and/or dismissal if they are a student.
3) When the complainant and the respondent participate in the same class(es) and/or reside in the same University residence or in proximity to one another, complainants may request that a fair and immediate way to reassign and/or move one of the persons be decided upon by the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee. The Vice President will consult with the appropriate academic dean in making a determination regarding an alternative classroom assignment(s) for the respondent and/or the complainant who has reported a sex offense and with the Office of Residential and Commuter Life in making a determination regarding an alternative housing assignment. When a student employee is the complainant and the respondent work in the same department or area, alternative work assignments may be made by the appropriate administrator upon request by the student employee filing the complaint.
4) The appropriate Title IX Coordinator shall provide for the adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of all complaints.
Administrative investigations of student versus student complaints shall be coordinated by the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity and/or designee.
Administrative investigations of student versus employee complaints shall be coordinated by the Director of Human Resources with support from the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.
Administrative investigations of employee versus employee complaints shall be coordinated by the Director of Human Resources and/or designee.Criminal investigations shall be conducted by the University Police in parallel with the appropriate Title IX Coordinator. In cases where students face criminal charges, or are the subject of a criminal investigation, the University’s hearing procedures will commence at the conclusion of such investigation, or criminal proceedings. Where there is a significant delay between the reporting of an incident, and the conclusion of criminal investigation/proceedings, the University will take all necessary steps to remedy the discriminatory effects on the victim(s) and others. Examples of such remedies may include: temporary suspension, order of no contact, residence hall relocation, adjustment of schedule, etc.