G-28-2.1 Officials with Authority

Under Title IX, a College may only investigate an alleged Title IX incident if it was reported to an “Official with Authority” (OWA). An OWA is defined as a COCC employee with responsibility for managing COCC’s Title IX or internal sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking victim policies and procedures, as well as those individuals assigned to be hearings officers/decision makers. COCC OWA are the Vice President of Student Affairs/Title IX Coordinator, Chief Human Resources Officer, or the Director of Student and Campus Life; see G-28-0.1 for contact information.