Reporting individuals and complaints for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
A reporting individual or complainant’s identity shall remain private at all times if the reporting individual or complainant wishes to maintain privacy.
If the accused is an employee of the University, the complainant has the right to disclose the incident to Human Resources and the right to request a confidential or private employee to assist in the reporting.
The right to receive assistance from an appropriate University representative on how to initiate legal proceedings in family or civil court.
The right to withdraw a complaint or involvement from the University process at any time.
All parties have the right to be provided with information about available resources, including intervention, mental health counseling and medical services, including costs.
To be assisted by Public Safety in obtaining an Order of Protection or an equivalent protective or restraining order. To receive a copy of the Order of Protection or equivalent when received by the University and be provided with the opportunity to speak with a Public Safety Officer to answer questions and explain the provisions of the order. To receive assistance from public safety in effecting an arrest when an Order of Protection is violated.
When the accused is a not a student, but is a member of the University Community and presents a continuing threat to the health and safety of the community, to subject the accused to interim measures in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and the policies of the University.
To receive reasonable interim accommodations regarding academics, housing, employment, transportation or other applicable arrangements to help ensure safety, prevent retaliation and a hostile environment consistent with the University policies.
To receive a prompt response to the complaint and have it investigated and adjudicated by impartial individuals who have been trained annually in conducting investigations.
Both parties have the right to exclude their own prior sexual history with persons other than the other party to the proceedings or their own mental health diagnosis and/or treatment from admittance into the disciplinary stages that determines responsibility. Past findings of dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault may be admissible in the sanction stage.
Both parties have the right to choose whether to disclose or discuss the outcome of the University proceeding and have information obtained during the proceedings protected from public release until the appeals panel makes final determination, unless required by law.