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Your Rights as a Complainant/Respondent

The rights of the complainant and respondent related to the process include:

  • Confidentiality. The university will attempt to keep complaints private to the extent possible and consistent with legal requirements and/or the university’s requirement to investigate allegations and take appropriate action;
  • Available options for resolving the complaint through the informal process or formal process depending on the nature of the complaint;
  • The right to the presence of an advisor of choice at meetings during the initial inquiry, investigation and during the Informal process and/or Administrative/Formal Hearing;
  • The right to not be questioned or have information presented about past sexual conduct, or history with anyone other than with the complainant or respondent, unless related to a pattern of prior violations or behavior by the respondent that was substantially similar to the present complaint;
  • To have the allegations investigated in a thorough and timely manner;
  • To refrain from making statements. However, the university will make a determination of whether a violation of the sexual misconduct policy occurred based on the information presented;
  • To be informed of the outcome of the sexual misconduct process in a timely manner; and
  • Access to confidential and non-confidential support resources on and off-campus.