Human Rights Services will appoint an impartial investigator who has knowledge, training and experience in sexual violence investigations and related issues. The investigator may be internal or external to the university.
If you reasonably believe that the investigator may have a conflict of interest, you may request an alternative investigator. Human Rights Services will consider your concerns to determine whether or not to assign an alternative investigator.
Once an investigator is appointed, Human Rights Services will provide you with a notice of investigation that includes the following information:
i. The name and contact information of the investigator
ii. A written account of the complaint
iii. Confirmation of the right to a support person or representative during the investigation
iv. Any interim measures that will be in place during the investigation
v. A link to the sexual violence policy and any other related policies
vi. The name and contact information of the university support person designated to support you. This is typically one of our staff.
Once an investigator is appointed, they will contact the parties within seven (7) business days to confirm:
i. Their appointment by Human Rights Services
ii. The role of the investigator
iii. Next steps in the investigation process