Western Kentucky University

Rights of the Respondent

 

 

Conduct information


Rights of the Respondent

 
Respondent's rights are, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

• To be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity by University officials throughout the process.

• To investigation and appropriate resolution of all credible complaints of sexual misconduct made in good faith to University administrators;

• To be notified of available services, both on campus and in the community;

• To ask the investigators to identify and question relevant witnesses;

• To be fully informed of campus conduct rules and procedures as well as the nature and extent of all alleged violations contained within the complaint;

• To be accompanied by a support person to all phases of the investigation and conduct proceeding;

• To not have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as evidence in a campus proceeding;

• To review all documentation available regarding the complaint, subject to the privacy limitations imposed by state and federal law, prior to conduct proceeding;

• To petition that any member of the University Disciplinary Committee be removed on the basis of demonstrated bias;

• To written notice of the outcome and (if applicable) sanction of the University Disciplinary Committee;

• To appeal the findings and sanctions of conduct proceedings; regardless of the outcome, in accordance with the standards for appeal;

• To be informed in advance of any public release of information regarding the complaint.

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 Last Modified 8/7/14