Decision Makers

Decision Makers

The Institute has selected the Decision-Makers for all stages of the Discrimination or Discriminatory Harassment Formal Complaint process to comply with applicable laws and to best correspond to the Institute’s different constituencies as set out below.

 

Respondent

Alleged Prohibited Conduct

Decision-Maker: Determination of Responsibility

Decision-Maker:
Sanction

Decision-Maker:
Appeal

Student

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

Committee on Discipline (COD), see membership here.

Committee on Discipline (COD), see membership here.

The Chancellor

Student

Sexual Misconduct (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

COD Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct, see membership here.

COD Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct, see membership here.

The Chancellor

Student

Title IX Sexual Harassment

COD Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct, see membership here, which may be joined by a qualified professional (who may be external to MIT).

COD Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct, see membership here, which may be joined by a qualified professional (who may be external to MIT).

The Chancellor

Staff Member

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

IDHR Investigator

The Dean or other Academic Council member of the unit in which the Respondent works.

  • The Vice President for Research or the Provost for a postdoctoral scholar.
  • The Executive Vice President and Treasurer for any other staff member.

Staff Member

Title IX Sexual Harassment

A panel of trained staff members, which may be joined by a qualified professional (who may be external to MIT). See panel membership here.

The Dean or other Academic Council member of the unit in which the Respondent works.

  • The Vice President for Research or the Provost for a postdoctoral scholar.
  • The Executive Vice President and Treasurer for any other staff member.

Faculty Member

Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment (excluding Title IX Sexual Harassment)

The Faculty Panel, see membership here.

The Dean, after reviewing the recommendation from the Faculty Panel.

The Provost

Faculty Member

Title IX Sexual Harassment

The Faculty Panel, see membership here, which may be joined by a qualified professional (who may be external to MIT).

The Dean, after reviewing the recommendation from the Faculty Panel.

The Provost

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 P&P
    • Section 9.4.1.4: Title IX Sexual Harassment
  • P&P, 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