Your Rights If You Report a Title IX Violation

When you report a matter handled by the Title IX Office (TIXO), you will be treated respectfully and fairly as we work toward a fair and impartial investigation and resolution. During the investigation process, you have the right to:

  • Engage a support person or an adviser who can be with you for the duration of the investigation.
  • Request a review by the provost of any decision made by a USAIB Panel regarding responsibility or any decision by the vice chancellor for student affairs regarding sanctions.
  • Freedom from retaliation regarding your complaint. Any report of retaliation will be taken seriously and fully investigated by the TIXO as a separate offense.

Your Rights If You Are Accused of Committing a Title IX Violation

When you are a Respondent in a matter handled by the TIXO, you will be treated respectfully and with the benefit of the presumption of innocence. During the investigative process, you have the right to:

  • prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution.
  • Engage a support person or an adviser who can be with you for the duration of the investigation.
  • Request a review by the provost of any decision made by a USAIB Panel regarding responsibility or any decision by the vice chancellor for student affairs regarding sanctions.
  • Freedom from retaliation regarding the matter. Any report of retaliation will be taken seriously and fully investigated by the TIXO as a separate offense.

See more information for Respondents.

Lawyers and Other Advisers

Any Complainant, Respondent or witness is permitted to be accompanied by an individual to provide support at any time during the investigation process.

  • This adviser cannot be a fact witness who would be interviewed by the panel and is not permitted to address the USAIB panel, contact the investigator, or those on the USAIB panel while the complaint is pending.
  • Requests for extensions of deadlines because of the unavailability of advisers will not be granted except in substantial extenuating circumstances.
  • Written submissions from the parties involved in the investigation must include an attestation that the submission was prepared solely by the individual. Any submission that does not contain such attestation will be rejected and no additional time will be granted for a resubmission.

Accommodations and Interim Measures

Help with Classes

  • Any party, witness or person supporting someone involved in a USAIB investigation or other TIXO investigation can request assistance with reasonable academic accommodations from the Title IX Office.
  • Anyone who has experienced sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking can request assistance with reasonable academic accommodations from Kim Webb; it is not necessary to make a report to the TIXO or anyone other than Kim Webb to receive her assistance.

Other Accommodations

The TIXO can provide reasonable accommodations (No Contact Orders, housing changes, changes to work schedules, etc.) for anyone affected by sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking who requires changes in academic, living, transportation and working situations. You do not need to file a formal report with WashU or with the police to receive this support. These measures will be kept confidential as long as it does not impair WashU’s ability to provide such measures.

Interim Measures

A member of the TIXO could determine that interim or remedial measures (not including expulsion) – whether directed at the parties involved, witnesses, or a broader university population – are necessary, appropriate and reasonably available to prevent and/or respond to sexual harassment or sexual violence. These include:

    • A No Contact Order
    • Temporary housing or course/classroom assignment changes
    • Medical and counseling services
    • Academic support services and accommodations
    • Additional training and education