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Sexual Misconduct Investigative and Adjudicative Process

Learn how a sexual misconduct report is handled at UMGC.

For more information on each of the steps outlined below, see the Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Reporting Process for Sexual Misconduct Involving a Student

When an incident of sexual misconduct involving a UMGC student is reported, the university will initiate the following steps:

  1. Initial assessment
  2. Notice of investigation
  3. Sexual misconduct investigation completed within 60 days, if possible (may be extended)
  4. Notice of outcome shared with relevant parties (Subject to FERPA requirements)
    1. If a violation is found, findings will be sent to Code of Conduct Administrator and Code of Conduct Administrator will determine appropriate sanctions
  5. Appeal to Provost's designee within 10 days of receipt of decision
  6. Issuance of appeal decision within 30 days

Reporting Process for Sexual Misconduct Involving an Employee or Faculty Member

When an incident of sexual misconduct involving a UMGC employee or faculty member is reported, the university will initiate the following steps:

  1. Initial assessment
  2. Notice of investigation
  3. Sexual misconduct investigation completed within 60 days, if possible (may be extended)
  4. Notice of outcome shared with relevant parties (Subject to Employee Confidentiality)
    1. Faculty: If a violation is found, findings will be sent to the Provost's designee, who will determine appropriate sanctions
    2. Staff: If a violation is found, findings will be sent to the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer's designee, who will determine appropriate sanctions
  5. Appeal to President's designee within 10 days of receipt of decision
  6. Issuance of appeal decision within 30 days

Contact Title IX Coordinator

Steven Alfred

E-mail: titleixcoordinator@umgc.edu

Office: 800-888-8682, ext. 17930

Cell: 301-887-7295

Address

UMGC Headquarters

3501 University Blvd, East

Office of Diversity and Equity , 2316

Adelphi, MD 20783

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Contact Overseas Title IX Investigator

Patricia Jameson

Director, Overseas Diversity and Equity Programs

E-mail (UMGC Europe): titleixinvestigator-europe@umgc.edu

E-mail (UMGC Asia): titleixinvestigator-asia@umgc.edu

CIV: +49 (0)631-53480368, ext. 42032

Contact Confidential Employee

Blair Hayes

E-mail: ombudsman@umgc.edu

Phone: 800-888-8682, ext. 17910

  301-985-7910

Contact Security

E-mail: security@umgc.edu

Phone: 240-684-2911

Address

UMGC Headquarters

3501 University Boulevard East

Administration Building

Adelphi, MD 20783

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