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Student Rights

Rights of the Complainant

  • The right to have a support person or advisor throughout the process, who may also be legal counsel.
  • The right to remain present, either in person or via live feed, throughout the entire hearing (not including the deliberative process).
  • The right to have access to existing campus counseling and support services.
  • The right to interim services to prevent reoccurrence of the behavior. 
  • The right to freedom from retaliation by the respondent (or supporters of the respondent).
  • The right to submit a statement of how the misconduct has impacted the educational, living and/or working environment of the complainant.
  • The right to know the outcome of the investigation, the outcome of the hearing, appeal and the sanctions, remedies and corrective actions taken by the University.
  • The right to be informed of the ability to request changes in academic, employment and living situations.
  • The right to request a single appeal of the outcome of the University Hearing Board’s decision.
 

Rights of the Respondent

  • The right to a support person or advisor throughout the process, who may also be legal counsel.
  • The right to remain present during the entire hearing either in person or via live video feed.
  • The right to have access to existing campus counseling and support services.
  • The right to freedom from retaliation by the complainant (or supporters of the complainant).
  • The right to notice of allegations and the opportunity to testify.
  • The right to be presumed not responsible unless shown responsible by a preponderance of the evidence.
  • The right to a timely hearing.
  • The right to notification of the charges, the specific rule or policy violated, and the time, date and place of the scheduled hearing at least 72 hours prior to the hearing.
  • The right to request a single appeal of the outcome of the University Hearing Board’s decision.