Cross-Campus Cases: An Overview

In the majority of cases in which a Scripps student is the victim of sexual misconduct, the alleged perpetrator is a student at one of the other institutions in the Consortium. Therefore, it is important for Scripps students to have a basic understanding of how these cases move forward. (The phrase “home institution” as used below refers to the college in which the complainant or the respondent is enrolled. In other words, if you are a Scripps student, your home institution is Scripps.)

  • The grievance procedures at the home institution of the respondent apply.  (The 7C Sexual Misconduct Resources website has links to the grievance procedures and the Title IX teams for all institutions in the Consortium.)
  • Even though it is the respondent’s institution’s procedures that apply, if you want to make a report, we recommend you start by scheduling a meeting with the Scripps Title IX Office by calling (909) 607-7142 or emailing Sally Steffen, Title IX Coordinator.
  • The Scripps College Title IX Team will give you an overview of the policy and procedures at the respondent’s school; coordinate your communications with the respondent’s school; and, as the matter is investigated and decided, stay in close contact with you and the Title IX coordinator at the respondent’s home institution.
  • The team will also work with the respondent’s home institution to establish appropriate interim measures.
  • While the schools in the Consortium have different procedures for resolving complaints, all 7Cs use the same definitions of key terms including sexual misconduct, sexual assault, consent, and incapacitation. This means, as a practical matter, that conduct constituting a policy violation on one campus is also a policy violation on every other campus
  • Complainants are permitted to have a support person of their choosing present during meetings and hearings relating to the claim.
  • The matter will be investigated either 1) by a team consisting of an investigator from the home institution of the respondent and an investigator from the home institution of the complainant; or 2) by an independent outside investigator.
  • Generally, all interviews and meetings associated with the parties and the grievance process will be held at the home institution of the respective party—in other words, meetings with the complainant will take place on the complainant’s home campus and meetings with the respondent will take place on the respondent’s home campus.
  • Any hearing or meeting at which both parties are expected/invited to attend will be held at a neutral location (for example, on the campus of an institution not involved in the matter or on CUC property).