Informal Resolution Process
Allegations of sexual assault or sexual violence may not be resolved using an informal resolution process (i.e., mediation). However, other alleged violations of this policy, including some allegations of sexual harassment, may be resolved using an informal resolution process overseen by one or more school representatives if (i) the school determines, in its discretion, that such a process would be appropriate; and (ii) all parties agree to participate. The parties to any such informal process will not be required to deal directly with one another without the school’s involvement. Instead, one or more school representatives may arrange for or facilitate mediation between the involved parties and coordinate other informal resolution measures. Any party may request that the informal resolution process be terminated at any time, in which case the formal resolution process (described below) would commence. In addition, any party can pursue formal resolution if he or she is dissatisfied with a proposed informal resolution.