You have the right to access the benefits of your education without gender-based or sexual discrimination (sexual harassment, stalking, domestic/dating violence, and sexual violence/assault).
You have the right to be notified of existing counseling or other student services regardless of your being the Respondent or a Complainant filing an informal or formal disciplinary complaint.
You have the right to report any retaliation that occurs after you report. This may include retaliation by the other party or his or her friends, club members, teammates, etc.
You have the right to an adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of the complaint.
You have the right to view the Title IX Office’s Investigatory Report, which may include written findings of facts, transcripts, or audio recordings.
You have the right to have an advisor present during any of the investigative proceedings and during the hearing of a formal grievance.
You have the right to choose whether or not to report or disclose sexual violence.
You have the right to report sexual violence that occurred on or off campus by a fellow student or campus employee.
You have the right to request confidentiality from any individual you may disclose or report to. However, certain individuals are required to report identifying information, which must ultimately be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
You have the right to ask for safety measures to be put in place by your institution. You and your institution can determine which steps to take to protect your emotional and physical well-being. Such measures may be imposed regardless of whether you file a formal disciplinary complaint. Potential safety measures include:
You have the right to decide whether or not to file a formal complaint with your institution. If choose to pursue an informal resolution, you have the right to end an informal resolution at any time and begin the formal grievance process.
You have the right to decide whether or not to report to local law enforcement.
You have the right to file a complaint with law enforcement and the option to be assisted by the Title IX Coordinator in notifying the proper law enforcement authorities of the alleged sexual misconduct.
You have the right to be assumed innocent until an investigation determines responsibility.
You have the right to supportive measures, such as:
You have the right to continue the pursuit of your educational goals during the investigation and hearing process, unless there is a significant safety concern requiring immediate action.
For more information, access the University’s Prohibited Conducts Policy.