The Process

The Grievance Process

The Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity at the University of Florida is responsible for addressing allegations of prohibited conduct, in order to protect students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors from all forms of sexual-based discrimination and harassment.

What does the grievance process look like? Review the step-by-step outline below to understand more about this process.

Outline of the Grievance Process

  1. Complaint submitted to the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity
  2. Title IX Coordinator Reviews Complaint
  3. Title IX Coordinator invites Complainant to Intake Meeting, where they review:
    • Rights, Resources and Options of Complainant
    • Investigation Process
    • Supportive Measures Offered
    • Difference between reporting to law enforcement and university investigations
    • Right to Advisor
  4. Resolution
    • Informal Resolution
      • Does Complainant wish to proceed with an Informal Resolution?
        • If the answer is “No,” the Complainant will be asked if they wish to proceed with a Formal Resolution.
          • If the answer is “No,” the case is closed.
          • If the answer is “Yes,” see Formal Resolution section below.
        • If the answer is “Yes,” the matter is resolved informally and the case is closed.
    • Formal Resolution
      • Title IX Coordinator invites Respondent to Intake Meeting, where they review:
        • Rights, Resources and Options of Respondent
        • Investigation Process
        • Supportive Measures Offered
        • Difference between reporting to law enforcement and university investigations
        • Right to Advisor
      • Investigation
        • Evidence collected
        • Investigation Report created
        • Statements and Evidence attached as Exhibits
      • Hearing Conducted*
        • Complainant and Respondent provided evidence for review
        • Advisors provide hearing support
        • Decision on Responsibility and Sanctions
  5. Appeal
  6. Matter is closed

*Not all investigations will result in a hearing*


Please click below for more information on the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and Employee Relations processes.

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Processes

Employee Relations Processes