Hearings and Appeals

If an investigation determines that reasonable cause exists to believe a Title IX violation may have occurred, a disciplinary hearing will be scheduled.


Disciplinary hearings for Title IX and other sexual misconduct cases will be held before a trained Community Standards Board of three Miami University faculty and staff members. The hearings are designed to provide a prompt, fair, and impartial resolution.

The respondent and complainant may request that any witness to the facts of the case be present to provide testimony. These witnesses should be present live by video so that they can be simultaneously seen and heard.


Both the respondent and complainant have the right to appeal on the basis of procedural irregularity, new information, conflict of interest or bias, and/or inappropriate sanction using the appeal process outlined in the Sexual Misconduct Protocol for Students. The appellate body for Title IX and other sexual misconduct appeals is the Vice President of Student Life.