Student Rights

Students involved in a conduct or civility incident can expect the following:

Student Rights: Complainant

  1. To be treated with respect by University officials.
  2. To have access to campus support resources (such as University counseling and health services).
  3. To have an advisor of their choice accompany them to all interviews, meetings and proceedings.
  4. To report the matter to law enforcement (if applicable) and to have assistance in making that report.
  5. To request a no contact directive between the parties.
  6. To receive amnesty for minor student misconduct that is ancillary to the incident, at the discretion of the Appropriate Administrative Officer.
  7. To have a right to a formal hearing and refuse to have an allegation resolved through the informal disposition process.
  8. To receive advance notice of the investigation and notice of a Formal Resolution Hearing.
  9. To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the chair, etc.)
  10. An equal opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence.
  11. To be informed of the finding(s), rationale and sanction(s) in writing.
  12. To be free from retaliation.
  13. Equal opportunity to appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s).

Student Rights: Accused

  1. To be treated with respect by University officials.
  2. To have access to campus support resources (such as University counseling and health services), unless suspended from campus pending the completion of the process.
  3. To have an advisor of their choice accompany them to all interviews, meetings and proceedings.
  4. To receive notice of the policies alleged to have been violated and notice of the appropriate process.
  5. To request a no contact directive between the parties.
  6. To have a right to a formal hearing and refuse to have an allegation resolved through the informal disposition process.
  7. To request alternative attendance or questioning mechanisms for the hearing (e.g.: screens, Skype, questions directed through the chair, etc.)
  8. To receive advance notice of the investigation and notice of a Formal Resolution Hearing.
  9. An equal opportunity to present a list of potential witnesses and provide evidence.
  10. To be informed of the finding(s), rationale and sanction(s) in writing.
  11. To be free from retaliation.
  12. Equal opportunity to appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s).