Investigations & Resolutions

Investigations and Resolutions

The Office of Equity and Inclusion oversees the resolution process for complaints under University Policy 2.1.35- Title IX Sexual Harassment and Policy 2.1.25- Non-Discrimination.  Both policies provide parties with options for formal and informal resolution of complaints.

Investigations are fair and equitable

Complainants (those making an allegation) and Respondents (those who are alleged to have committed misconduct) have equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities  throughout the investigative process.  This includes access to supportive measures and an Advisor of Choice.

Investigations are thorough and objective

Complainants and Respondents both have the ability to provide evidence and witnesses to be considered by the investigative team.  Complainants and Respondents have the ability to review and respond to all evidence and information gathered during the course of the investigation.

Investigations are private

The investigation and resolution will be private to the greatest extent possible.  Privacy of investigations helps enhance the integrity of the investigation, protects the interest of the parties, and protects participants from statements that could be interpreted to be retaliatory or defamatory.  All persons present at any time during the resolution process are expected to maintain the privacy of the proceedings in accordance with University policy.  However, no student or member of the University Community, can be promised strict or absolute confidentiality.  The parties have discretion to share their own knowledge with others if they so choose.  However, Creighton encourages all parties to consult with their Advisors before doing so.  The University will protect the identity of persons involved in reports of misconduct to the best of its ability, and will only share personally identifiable information with persons with a need-to-know, in order to investigate and respond to a report, or to deliver resources or supportive measures.