Victims of crime are guaranteed certain rights as required by federal and state law. All victims will have the following rights:
Victims of crime/students who have experienced harm, are guaranteed certain rights as required by federal and state law. However All students who experience harm will have the following rights:
1. The right to have any and all alleged violations treated with seriousness.
2. The right to be treated with dignity.
3. The right to pursue any and all avenues of redress.
4. The right to be informed of University resources, including, but not limited to, the University Police, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Women's Center and the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office(Title IX Rights).
5. At the victim’s option, the right to have alleged violations processed and resolved by the Director of the Office of Student Conduct or designee.
6. The right, upon request, to have reasonable steps taken by the Conduct Administrator to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact with students allegedly in violation.
Victims/Students who have experienced harm are guaranteed the rights listed above in addition to the following:
1. The right to have one advisor (advocate, legal counselor, friend, parent, etc) present at any University disciplinary proceeding, as appropriate to comply with all relevant laws.
2. The right to have only those questions relevant to the alleged violations asked during the disciplinary information gathering process and hearing. The Hearing Authority may exclude statements and questions concerning the prior sexual history, unless that history is deemed relevant to the current circumstance.
3. The right to provide a victim’s impact statement verbally or in writing to the Hearing Authority.
4. The right to be present and hear all information and evidence related to the alleged violation(s).
5. The right to be notified of the outcome of disciplinary proceedings. Requests to be notified of disciplinary proceeding outcomes must be made in writing to the Office of Student Conduct. All written requests will be answered.
6. The right to submit a statement to be considered during any appeal process.