The Independent Investigations Office is committed to ensuring that investigations into sexual violence, discrimination and harassment are guided by the principles of procedural fairness, confidentiality, respect and a trauma-informed approach. We investigate complaints under Policy #131 (Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Misconduct) and Policy #3 (Discrimination & Harassment).
- Independent: The Independent Investigations Office is not part of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) and is arm’s-length from the university. This helps ensure a fair, unbiased process.
- Impartial: The Independent Investigations Office is a neutral office committed to ensuring that everyone’s rights are respected. We do not advocate for the complainant or the respondent.
- Trauma-Informed: With Independent Investigations Office investigators, you can expect conversation – not interrogation. Evidence is assessed and findings of fact are made with knowledge of the impact that trauma has on memory and presentation.