Cross-Campus Cases: An Overview
In the majority of cases in which a Scripps student has experienced sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, the accused is a student at one of the other schools in the Consortium. If the reporting student elects to move forward with a formal complaint process against the accused student, we refer to this as a cross-campus case. The reporting party is known as the complainant or claimant, and the accused party is known as the respondent. Below is an overview of how cross-campus 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.) FMI, email Sally Steffen, the Scripps Title IX Coordinator, or call her at (909) 607-7142.
- The grievance procedures at the home institution of the respondent apply. (Visit here for links to the grievance procedures 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 Coordinator by calling (909) 607-7142 or emailing Sally Steffen, Title IX Coordinator.
- The Scripps Title IX Coordinator 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 Title IX Coordinators at the two schools will work together to establish appropriate interim measures.
- While the schools in the Consortium have different procedures for resolving complaints, all 7Cs use the same or very similar 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.
- Both parties are permitted to have a support person of their choosing present during meetings and hearings relating to the claim. However, support people are not allowed to advocate in the process, for example, object to questions that are asked.
- 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.
- 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