Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process Training Spring 21


Contributed by Omar Stoute

We are seeking volunteers to serve as College Trained Advisors and/or Board Members for cases of sexual misconduct. Both Advisors and Board Members play a critical role in protecting student rights and enacting due process measures.

College Trained Advisors are part of a pool of college employees made available, through the Title IX Office, to complainants and respondents as they go through the investigative and student conduct processes. Advisors are an invaluable supportive measure for participants of the sexual misconduct process, as they offer support, knowledge, and a helping hand throughout the process.

Board Members will be called upon for Conduct Review Boards to review all evidence collected during an investigation and presented by Complainants and Respondents during the hearing. This board will present a finding based on the preponderance of evidence. Conduct Review Board members are an essential part of the decision-making process and ensure a fair and equitable experience for all involved parties throughout the duration of the hearing.

There will be a comprehensive training offered virtually. This online training will be completed, independently, by January 29th to be followed by a Q+A Review Session (2/1/21), Skill Building Workshop (2/2/21), and Mock Conduct Review Board (2/3/21), with staff from Title IX, Judicial Affairs, Legal Affairs, and the Tompkins County Advocacy Center.

Please contact Omar Stoute at by Monday, January 25th, if you are interested in serving as an advisor for the upcoming year or have questions about the position or training. 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Omar Stoute at or (607) 274-5136. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.