University Response-Office of Title IX Initiatives - Carnegie Mellon University

University Response

What Happens After a Report is Made?

The University's response to a report of sexual misconduct is largely driven by the wishes and preferences of the person affected by the sexual misconduct (the "reporting party"), to the extent consistent with the University’s commitment to protecting the broader welfare of the University Community. It is important to note that the information provided below relates only to Carnegie Mellon University's internal response to any report of sexual misconduct. 

A reporting party may choose to pursue resolution through civil and/or criminal processes in addition to or instead of pursuing the University's internal process.  The Office of Title IX Initiatives will gladly assist a reporting party in reporting sexual misconduct to University Police or external law enforcement, if the reporting party wishes to do so.

The University investigation and resolution process for students is also available in a visual schematic format [PDF].

1. The Office of Title IX Initiatives ("TIX") receives and reviews the report.

2. TIX connects with the reporting party.

3. TIX considers the community impact.

4. (Optional) Further investigation MAY be undertaken, based on reporting party wishes (&/or the presence of an overriding community interest).

5. (Optional) TIX will connect with the responding party IF warranted.

6. (Optional) The matter may proceed to resolution (formal or informal), based on reporting party wishes (&/or the presence of an overriding community interest).