The Title IX Investigation Office is responsible for investigating complaints that a University student engaged in conduct that violates the University's Student Conduct Code and, more specifically, Chapter 210 Student Governance and Policies - Student Conduct Policy for Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation.  Conduct proceedings under Chapter 210 are designed to provide a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation, and to equitably protect the rights of individuals participating in the conduct proceeding.  

Chapter 210 prohibits discriminatory and sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual misconduct, stalking and retaliation.  It also prohibits other forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual exploitation and indecent exposure.  Chapter 210 also prohibits committing or aiding, assisting, and attempting the commission of these forms of prohibited conduct.  These are described in Section 7, Chapter 210.

The following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for violations of the student conduct code: disciplinary warnings and reprimands, restitution, disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal.  More information about disciplinary sanctions can be found in Section 9, Chapter 210.

Complainants in conduct proceedings under Chapter 210 are provided with equitable rights as a "party" in the conduct proceedings.  More information about conduct proceedings is available on the UW Student Conduct website.