Rights and Options

Rights of the Complainant

  1. To be treated with respect by University officials.
  2. To be free from retaliation.
  3. To have access to campus support resources (such as counseling and mental health services and University health services).
  4. To have an Advisor of the Complainant’s choice accompany the Complainant to all interviews, meetings and proceedings throughout the Equity Resolution Process.
  5. To refuse to have an allegation resolved through Informal Resolution Process (students), Conflict Resolution (staff and faculty) or Administrative Resolution Processes (faculty).
  6. To have an opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence to the Investigator.
  7. To have Complaints heard in substantial accordance with these procedures.
  8. When the Complainant is not the reporting party, the Complainant has full rights to participate in any Equity Resolution Process.
  9. To be informed in writing of the finding, rationale and sanctions.
  10. To report the matter to law enforcement (if applicable) and to have assistance in making that report.
  11. To have an opportunity to appeal the findings and sanctions.
  12. Additional Rights for Hearing Panel Resolution (faculty):
    1. To receive notice of a hearing.
    2. To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    3. To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    4. To be present at the hearing, which right may be waived by either written notification to the Hearing Panel Chair or by failure to appear.
    5. To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.).
    6. To have present an Advisor during the hearing and to consult with such Advisor during the hearing.
    7. To testify at the hearing or refuse to testify at the hearing.
    8. To present witnesses and documents deemed relevant by the Chair.
    9. To question witnesses present and testifying at the hearing. See Section 600.040.M.6 below for limitations on directly questioning the Accused.

Rights of the Accused

  1. To be treated with respect by University officials.
  2. To have access to campus support resources (such as counseling and mental health services and University health services), unless suspended from campus pending the completion of the process.
  3. To have an advisor of the their choice accompany them to all meetings and proceedings throughout the Equity Resolution Process.
  4. To refuse to have an allegation resolved through conflict resolution procedures, the informal resolution process, or administrative resolution processes. 
  5. To have an opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence to the Investigator.
  6. To receive notice of the policies alleged to have been violated.
  7. To have complaints heard in substantial accordance with these procedures.
  8. To be informed in writing of the finding, rationale and sanctions.
  9. To have an opportunity to appeal the findings and sanctions.
  10. Additional Rights for Hearing Panel Resolution:
    1. To receive notice of the hearing.
    2. To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    3. To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    4. To be present at the hearing, which right may be waived by either written notification to the Hearing Panel Chair or by failure to appear.
    5. To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.)
    6. To have present an Advisor during the hearing and to consult with such Advisor during the hearing.
    7. To testify at the hearing or refuse to testify at the hearing.
    8. To present witnesses and documents deemed relevant by the Chair.
    9. To question witnesses present and testifying at the hearing.  See Section 600.040.M.6 below for limitations on directly questioning the Complainant.
  11. Additional Rights For Formal Resolution:
    • To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two days prior to the hearing.
    • To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two business days prior to the hearing.
    • To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.)