Rights of the Respondent
• 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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