Hearing Process

Hearing Procedures

The Institute has tailored the process for finding a violation of a Discrimination or Discriminatory Harassment policy to comply with applicable laws and to best correspond to the Institute’s different constituencies as set out below.

Respondent

Alleged Prohibited Conduct

Hearing Procedures

Student

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (excluding Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, or Intimate Partner Violence)

COD Rules, Section IX: Hearing Procedures

 

Sexual Misconduct (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

COD Rules, Section XIV: Sexual Misconduct Hearing Procedures

 

Title IX Sexual Harassment

COD Rules, Section XVI: Title IX Sexual Harassment Hearing Procedures

Staff Member

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

No Hearing.  See P&P, Section 9.8.4.4: Findings and Discipline - Staff Members and Postdoctoral Scholars

 

Title IX Sexual Harassment

Click here to download Title IX Hearing Procedures – Employees

Faculty Member

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

No Hearing.  See P&P, Section 9.8.4.3: Findings and Discipline – Faculty Members, Senior Research Scientists, Senior Research Engineers, and Senior Research Associates

 

Title IX Sexual Harassment

Click here to download Title IX Hearing Procedures – Employees

What types of prohibited conduct are Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment?

For Staff Members and Faculty Members:

  • P&P, Section 9.2: Nondiscrimination
  • P&P, Section 9.3: Racist Conduct
  • P&P, Section 9.4: Harassment (based on protected class)
    • Section 9.4.1.1: Sexual Harassment
    • Section 9.4.1.2: Sexual Misconduct--Sexual Assault
    • Section 9.4.1.2: Sexual Misconduct--Sexual Exploitation
    • Section 9.4.1.2: Sexual Misconduct--Intimate Partner Violence
    • Section 9.4.1.3: Gender-Based Harassment
    • Section 9.4.1.4: Title IX Sexual Harassment
    • Section 9.4.2: Stalking
  • P&P, Section 9.6: Violence Against Community Members (based on protected class)
  • P&P, Section 9.7: Retaliation (based on protected class)

For Students, MIT Mind and Hand Book:

  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(11): Harassment (based on protected class)
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(17): Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(19): Nondiscrimination Policy
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(22): Retaliation (based on protected class)
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(23): Sexual Misconduct
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(24): Stalking
  • Mind and Hand Book, Section II(28): Title IX Sexual Harassment