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Cornell University Title IX

Promoting Gender Equity at Cornell

Forms for Parties in a Complaint Against a Student

Parties are not required to make written submissions during the investigation and adjudication process, however, parties who choose to do so must use these forms.  All forms are writable Word documents.

All forms should be submitted electronically to the Lead Investigator unless otherwise instructed.


Investigation

  • Witness Request Form
  • Evidentiary Material Request Form
    • Download here.
    • Parties must complete this form—identifying the evidentiary material and the individual or entity in possession of the material—for each item of evidentiary material they request the investigator gather.  Evidentiary materials include, but are not limited to, physical evidence, documents, communications between the parties, and other electronic records and media.
    • The investigator will gather relevant, available evidentiary materials, including physical evidence, documents, communications between the parties, and other electronic records and media as appropriate.  Please note that not all evidentiary materials requested will necessarily be “available” to the investigator.
  • Transcript Review Form
    • Download here.
    • Interviewees may review the transcript of their investigative interview. Interviewees are not required to provide the investigator with comments or corrections based on their review of their investigative interview. If an interviewee would like to provide comments or corrections upon review of the transcript of their investigative interview, the interviewee must complete this form.
  • Review of Investigative Record Form
    • Download here.
    • Parties have (5) business days, subject to requests for reasonable extensions, to review the draft investigative record and make a written submission.

Pre-Hearing

  • Opening Statement Form
    • Download here.
    • The written Opening Statement must be submitted, subject to requests for reasonable extensions, five (5) business days after the parties are provided with copies of the final investigative record and report. The written Opening Statement may not to exceed 2500 words.
  • Pre-Hearing – Witness Request Form
    • Download here.
    • Parties must complete this form for each witness the party wants to appear before the Hearing Panel.  The parties may request only witnesses who were interviewed by the investigator during the investigative process, with a limited exception for newly discovered evidence.
    • Before submitting the Pre-Heaing – Witness Request Form, please review the Pre-Hearing – Questions and Topics – Overview and Guidelines for Content and Form by clicking this link.
  • Pre-Hearing – Witness Questions and Topics Form

Hearing

  • Written Closing Statement Form
    • Download here.
    • The Hearing Chair will set the schedule for submission of written Closing Statements.  The parties should assume that deliberations will commence immediately following the hearing, in which case the parties will be expected to submit written Closing Statements shortly after the oral closing statements.  The written Closing Statement may not exceed 2000 words.

Sanctions

  • Impact/Mitigation Form
    • Download here.
    • The parties may, but not required, to prepare a written or audio/video recorded Impact/Mitigation Statement relevant to any sanctions.  The parties may submit the statement up until the start of a hearing.  The statement will be distributed to the Hearing Panel and the other party if the Hearing Panel finds the respondent responsible.

Appeal

  • Appeal of a Hearing Panel Decision Form
    • Download here.
    • Both parties may appeal a decision of the Hearing Board.  The appealing party commences an appeal by submitting this form to the Title IX Coordinator within ten (10) business days, subject to requests for reasonable extensions, of service of the Hearing Panel’s decision.  The Appeal may not exceed 3500 words.
  • Response to an Appeal of a Hearing Panel Decision Form
    • Download here.
    • A response to an appeal may be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator within ten (10) business days, subject to requests for reasonable extensions, of service of the other party’s appeal.  The Response to an Appeal of a Hearing Panel Decision may not exceed 2500 words.
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