While steps are taken to protect the privacy of victims, the University may need to investigate an incident and take action once an allegation is known, whether or not the student chooses to pursue a complaint.
Reports of sexual misconduct involving University students, faculty, staff, or any third party should be made to the Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator at 319-335-6200.
The University's procedures are designed to protect the rights, needs, and privacy of the student making a University complaint, as well as those of students accused of misconduct.
The University will weigh requests for no action with its responsibility to protect the community and adhere to federal guidelines that mandate the University's action.This policy sets forth resources available to students, describes prohibited student conduct, and establishes procedures for responding to sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and other unwelcome sexual behavior.A student who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of an incident should not be reluctant to seek assistance for that reason.The chances of a successful criminal investigation are greatly enhanced if evidence is collected and maintained immediately by law enforcement officers.Students may inform law enforcement authorities about sexual misconduct or stalking and discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer without making a criminal complaint.
The Dean of Students will not pursue disciplinary violations against a student (or against a witness) for his or her improper use of alcohol or drugs (e.g., underage drinking) if the student is making a good faith report of sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.