Sanctions and Remedies
Respondents found responsible for sexual harassment as defined in this policy may be subject to disciplinary sanctions at the conclusion of the grievance process. Disciplinary sanctions range from warning to expulsion (student) or termination (employee) from the University, depending on the severity of the incident and taking into account any previous disciplinary violations. The range of possible sanctions includes, but is not limited to:
The decision-making body reserves the right to broaden or lessen any range of recommended sanctions in the case of serious mitigating circumstances or egregiously offensive behavior.
Remedies are provided to the complainant and designed to restore or preserve their equal access to Rockford University education program or activity. Remedies may be the same individualized services as described as Supportive Measures. However, remedies do not need to be non-disciplinary or non-punitive and do not need to avoid burdening the respondent. Remedies include:
- Counseling services on- and off-campus and assistance in setting up an initial appointment
- Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments such as taking an incomplete in a class
- Modifications of work or class schedules without penalty
- Campus escort services
- Mutual restrictions on contact between the parties
- Changes in work or housing locations
- Leaves of absence
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
- Other similar measures as necessary
- Providing medical services;
- Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;
- Any other remedy that can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the
goals of this policy.
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementation of any remedies.