(Administrative Ruling)

I. Introduction

II. Applicability and Prohibition

III. Gender Discrimination

IV. Title IX Coordinator

V. Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)

VI. Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct

VII. Relationship Violence

A. Domestic Violence

B. Dating Violence

C. Stalking

VIII. Sexual Misconduct

A. Sexual Harassment

B. Examples of Sexual Harassment

C. First Amendment Protections

D. Sexual Violence

E. Sexual Exploitation

F. Consent

G. Incapacitation

IX. Victim Assistance

X. Privacy and Confidentiality

A. Privacy

B. Confidentiality

XI. Violations: Complaint Procedures

A. Reporting Relationship Violence or Sexual Misconduct

B. Contact Information: Filing Reports

C. Contact Information: Confidential and Private Resources

D. Explanation of Rights and Options

E. Employee Reporting Obligations, Confidentiality, and Safety Concerns

1. Confidential Communications

2. Private Communications

3. Reports to Mandatory Reporters

4. Requests for Confidentiality or Anonymity

F. Reports from Witnesses and Bystander Intervention

G. Public Awareness Events

H. Third Party and Anonymous Complaints

I. Amnesty for Drug or Alcohol Possession and Consumption Violations

J. Relationship Violence or Sexual Misconduct by Third Parties

K. Outside Options for Resolution of Complaints

L. Processing Complaints and Reports

1. Investigation Overview

2. Sexual History of the Parties

3. Law Enforcement Investigations

4. Preservation of Evidence

5. Investigation Timelines

6. Student Conduct Process Timelines

7. Interim Measures

8. Advisors

9. Complaints Against a Student

10. Complaints Against an Employee

11. Sanctions and Remedies

M. Investigations Without a Complaint

N. Informal Resolution of Complaints

O. Privacy of Investigations

P. Conflicts of Interest

Q. Retaliation

R. Participation

S. Unit Administrator Responsibilities

T. False Complaints

XII. Additional Information and Resources

A. Education

B. Unit Liaisons

C. Other Relevant University Policies

D. Other Helpful Documents

E. White House Task Force Website

XIII. Annual Crime Reporting and Timely Warnings

XIV. Policy History

XV. Links to Appendices

Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions Document

Appendix B: MSU Police Department information forms

Appendix C: Michigan Criminal Statutes

Appendix D: Flow Chart: MSU Sexual Assault Program Process Overview

Appendix E: Flow Chart: MSU Safe Place Process Overview

Appendix F: Flow Chart: OIE Formal Complaint Process

Appendix G: Flow Chart: MSUPD Sexual Assault Investigation Process

Appendix H: ADP/RVSMP Student Conduct Review Panel Procedures

Appendix I: Description of MSU Disciplinary Procedures