Informal Resolution Process

An informal resolution is a process in which the parties mutually agree on an outcome that addresses the sexual misconduct raised in a formal complaint. Cases involving a student claimant and an employee respondent are not eligible for an informal resolution.

Overview of the Informal Resolution Process

The claimant and respondent will meet separately with the USU Title IX Coordinator or an investigator to discuss the terms of the informal resolution agreement.

The claimant or respondent can choose to move forward with a formal investigation at any time before the informal resolution agreement is signed by the parties.

Once the parties agree on an outcome, both parties will receive an electronic informal resolution agreement.

Requesting an Informal Resolution

You can request an informal resolution if you have experienced sexual misconduct and meet all of the following elements. Cases involving a student claimant and an employee respondent are not eligible for an informal resolution.

  • You are a student, employee, or are participating in a university program and activity
  • The individual who is alleged to have committed the sexual misconduct is a student or employee
  • The incident occurred in a university program or activity

You can receive supportive measures and have access to resources throughout the informal resolution process.

Participating in an informal resolution is completely voluntary.

You can have a process advisor and/or support person throughout the informal resolution process.

Formal Complaint

Before participating in the informal resolution process, you will need to sign a formal complaint. This is a document that states you experienced sexual misconduct and are requesting that the university move forward with an informal resolution.

You will need to schedule an intake with an Office of Equity supportive measures specialist to begin the informal resolution process.

  • If you are located at the Logan, Blanding, or Statewide campuses, you will need to schedule an intake with Rachel Bernardo.
  • If you are located at the Eastern campus, you will need to schedule an intake with Katie Freeman.