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OEA Complaint Investigation Processes

The Office of Equity and Accesss has developed a neutral complaint process that provides equitable treatment of all parties involved.  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medicine, and the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) have worked in partnership to develop this process that is in compliance with federal, state, and union guidelines.  

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Student Process


Employee Process

Investigation, Hearing & Appeal


Investigation & Referral 

Screenshot of Student Process Video

     Screenshot of Employee Process Video
The video outlines the basic stages of the investigative, hearing (as apppropriate) and appeals (as appropriately filed) process when a sexual misconduct complaint involves a student respondent.  The detailed process for handling sexual misconduct complaints can be found in the Code of Student Responsibility, Section VII. Sexual Miscondcut Policy and Procedure and Section VIII. Title IX Grievance Policy and Procedure.  For more information on the process click on the image above.    The five steps above represent the investigative process when a  sexual misconduct complaint involves an employee respondent.   Substantiated allegations are referred to Employee and Labor Relations for the disciplinary process as appropriate under the applicable collective bargainning and/or employment agreement.   Please click on the five step process above for additional step-by-step information.

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Title IX Grievance Process


Investigation, Hearing & Appeal



    Screenshot of Title IX Process Video  
  The eight steps above represent the Title IX Grievance Policy & Procedure  process when a  sexual misconduct complaint is governed by the Final Rule issued by the Dpeartment of Education and effective August 2020.   Substantiated allegations are referred to a Title IX Hearing Officer for the disciplinary process and recommended sanction, when appropriate.   This process is used regardlessof the affiliation of the respondent.   Please click on the above for additional information.