Rights of Reporting Party
Rights of the Reporting Party when the Reporting Party is a student:
- To be informed that they have the option of reporting the incident to the law enforcement and the option to be assisted by University administrators in notifying such authorities.
- To be informed that they have the right to decline to notify law enforcement.
- To be informed in writing of the availability of interim safety measures such as issuing a no-contact directive; changing academic, employment, or living situations to separate the parties involved; or a security escort to and from campus.
- To be able to request safety measures and/or support services even if they decide not to report to law enforcement or in the absence of a Title IX Investigation.
- To be informed in writing and to have access to available support resources, both on and off campus.
- To participate in a Title IX Investigation Process that is conducted in a thorough, prompt, reliable, and impartial manner.
- To have the Investigation Process conducted by administrators who do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the parties and who receive annual training on the issues of sexual misconduct.
- To be treated with respect by all University administrators.
- To have an advisor of their choice attend all related meetings throughout the Investigation process.
- To receive timely notice of all related meetings at which the Reporting Party may be present.
- To have made available, upon request, any information or evidence that will be used during any related meeting prior to attending that meeting.
- To not have irrelevant prior sexual history used as evidence during the Investigation process.
- If the Investigation cannot be concluded within sixty (60) days, they will receive periodic updates at reasonable intervals regarding the status of the Investigation and cause(s) for delay.
- To have the Investigation Process resolved by a preponderance of the evidence standard (whether it is more likely than not that the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy was violated).
- To receive notice of the outcome of the Investigation in writing (including the rationale for the outcome), and the discipline imposed by the outcome as applicable (discipline directly affects the Reporting Party; Reporting Party alleged sexual misconduct involving a crime of violence; or Responding Party gives written permission to disclose disciplinary sanctions to Reporting Party).
- To have the process and timeline for requesting a Title IX Coordinator Review to appeal the outcome and/or sanctions explained to them.
- To participate in a Title IX Coordinator Review process that is consistent with the process outlined in the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
- To be free from retaliation or intimidation for reporting a violation of University Policy or for participating in the Investigation Process.