This process is utilized to determine if Baylor's policy was violated, and if so, assign sanctions. When an individual (Complainant) requests Disciplinary Resolution, they will be given the opportunity to meet with an investigator to share their perspective of what occurred, provide evidence, and/or identify witnesses they would like the investigator to speak to. The investigator provides the same opportunity to the individual who has been accused of prohibited conduct (Respondent). Each party (Complainant and Respondent) will have the option to have an advisor present at any meetings related to the investigation. The investigator will also interview relevant witnesses. Once the investigator has gathered all available information, he or she will write a report to summarize what they found. Both Complainant and Respondent are provided the opportunity to review and respond to the report. Then, the case moves forward to an adjudicative hearing where a hearing officer will determine, based on the available evidence and statements, whether it is more likely than not that the University's policy was violated. At the hearing, parties (through their advisor) will have the right to ask questions of each other and the witnesses. (Note: Parties can choose to be in separate rooms during the questioning.) The hearing officer will also ask his or her own questions. If a party or witness does not attend the hearing, any information that they provided to the investigator will not be used by the hearing officer in making his or her decision. If a violation is found, the hearing officer will determine the appropriate sanctions. Each party will have an opportunity to appeal the finding, which will be reviewed by an appellate officer. Throughout this process and even after it has concluded, parties can seek support and resources through the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office for academic and personal needs.