Alternative Resolution Process

The Alternative Resolution process is designed to eliminate the prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects in a manner that meets the needs of the Complainant while still maintaining the safety of the overall campus community.

The Alternative Resolution process will only be used at the request and agreement of both the Complainant and Respondent and under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator. Requesting an Alternative Resolution process does not automatically guarantee that the request will be granted even with the agreement from both parties.

The Title IX Coordinator will evaluate each case individually to assess whether Alternative Resolution is appropriate. The Title IX Coordinator will review the matter to the extent necessary. This review may include consultation with appropriate Institute employees and seeks to ensure that agreement to an Alternative Resolution process was without pressure or compulsion from others. The Alternative Resolution options available under this policy recognize:

  • Participation in this process is voluntary, and either the Complainant or Respondent can choose to end the process at any time prior to signing the agreement.
  • CalArts can also choose to stop this process whenever either party is no longer displaying the intention of addressing harm and restoring trust or if the details of the complaint fundamentally change and result in a different policy violation.
  • Both the Complainant and Respondent must participate in individual conference meetings with appropriate staff to learn more about the Resolution process prior to participating.
  • The process can only be used once and will not be considered if requested by a repeat Respondent under the Title IX policy.
  • Any agreements that are reached during the Alternative Resolution process must be documented, signed by the Complainant and Respondent, and approved by the Title IX Coordinator.
  • If either party, or the Institute choose to stop the process, or if no agreement is reached, the matter may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for further action.
  • When parties agree, the agreement is then included in the conduct record and both parties are held accountable to that agreement.
  • Parties may be charged with Failure to Comply under the Student Code of Conduct for failure to meet the requirements laid out in the agreement.
  • All Parties can be accompanied by a Support Person at any meeting during the Alternative Resolution process.