These are the Procedures to Address Complaints of Sexual Misconduct against an Employee, Faculty Member or Third-Party (Procedures) that provides a process for the prompt and equitable investigation and adjudication of complaints of sexual misconduct. The Procedures ensure that UMGC is compliant with federal and State law as well as UMGC’s Policy 041.00 - Sexual Misconduct (the Policy).
Any person alleging Sexual Misconduct against a UMGC Employee, UMGC Faculty Member, or a visitor or guest to a UMGC location may submit a report to the Title IX Coordinator.
Additionally, UMGC, on its own, may also initiate, investigate, and adjudicate complaints of Sexual Misconduct against a member of the faculty, an employee or a third party under these Procedures. The Procedures also address reports of Retaliation.
Complaints against a student shall not proceed under these Procedures. Such complaints will be reviewed using the Investigative and Adjudicative Procedures to Address Student Complaints of Sexual Misconduct.
When an incident of Sexual Misconduct is reported to the Title IX Coordinator, UMGC is on Notice and it will take immediate and appropriate action to investigate the report or otherwise determine what occurred. This obligation applies to any allegation of Sexual Misconduct covered by the Policy regardless of whether a law enforcement investigation or action is pending. UMGC will initiate the following steps: