Rights of the Complainant

  • To be treated with respect by university officials.
  • To be free from retaliation.
  • To have access to campus support resources (such as counseling and mental health services and university health services).
  • To have an Adviser of the Complainant’s choice accompany the Complainant to all interviews, meetings and proceedings throughout the Equity Resolution Process.
  • To refuse to have an allegation resolved through Informal Resolution Process (students), Conflict Resolution (staff and faculty) or Administrative Resolution Processes (faculty).
  • To have an opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence to the Investigator.
  • To have Complaints heard in substantial accordance with these procedures.
  • When the Complainant is not the reporting party, the Complainant has full rights to participate in any Equity Resolution Process.
  • To be informed in writing of the finding, rationale and sanctions.
  • To report the matter to law enforcement (if applicable) and to have assistance in making that report.
  • To have an opportunity to appeal the findings and sanctions.
  • Additional Rights for Hearing Panel Resolution (faculty):
    • To receive notice of a hearing.
    • To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    • To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing.
    • To be present at the hearing, which right may be waived by either written notification to the Hearing Panel Chair or by failure to appear.
    • To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.).
    • To have present an Adviser during the hearing and to consult with such Advisor during the hearing.
    • To testify at the hearing or refuse to testify at the hearing.
    • To present witnesses and documents deemed relevant by the Chair.
    • To question witnesses present and testifying at the hearing. See Section 600.040.M.6 below for limitations on directly questioning the Respondent.

Rights of the Respondent

  • To be treated with respect by university officials.
  • To have access to campus support resources (such as counseling and mental health services and university health services), unless suspended from campus pending the completion of the process.
  • To have an adviser of their choice accompany them to all meetings and proceedings throughout the Equity Resolution Process.
  • To refuse to have an allegation resolved through conflict resolution procedures, the informal resolution process, or administrative resolution processes.
  • To have an opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence to the Investigator.
  • To receive notice of the policies alleged to have been violated.
  • To have complaints heard in substantial accordance with these procedures.
  • To be informed in writing of the finding, rationale and sanctions.
  • To have an opportunity to appeal the findings and sanctions.
  • Additional Rights for Hearing Panel Resolution:
    • To receive notice of the hearing.
    • To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two business days prior to the hearing.
    • To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two business days prior to the hearing.
    • To be present at the hearing, which right may be waived by either written notification to the Hearing Panel Chair or by failure to appear.
    • To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.)
    • To have present an Adviser during the hearing and to consult with such Adviser during the hearing.
    • To testify at the hearing or refuse to testify at the hearing.
    • To present witnesses and documents deemed relevant by the Chair.
    • To question witnesses present and testifying at the hearing.
  • Additional Rights For Formal Resolution:
    • To have the names of witnesses that may participate in the hearing at least two days prior to the hearing.
    • To have copies of all pertinent documentary evidence and any investigative report at least two business days prior to the hearing.
    • To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the Chair, etc.)