Below is a breakdown of all of the key changes and new federal definitions.
Complainant: An individual who is alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment. A complainant must be participating or attempting to participate in an education program or activity at Luther College.
Respondent: An individual who has been reported to be the perpetrator of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment. A respondent must be enrolled or employed by Luther at time of the complaint.
Formal Complaint: A signed document filed by a complainant or Title IX Coordinator alleging sexual harassment and requesting that Luther investigate the allegation(s).
Advisor: A person chosen by a complainant or a respondent to conduct live cross-examination. The advisor may be appointed by the College for any party who does not have an Advisor at the hearing. (In the past, peers, parents, mentors, or attorneys have served as advisors during Luther hearings.)
*denotes new for Luther as defined by the Final Rule
†denotes discretion for Luther as defined by the Final Rule