A person bringing a complaint under the University Code of Student Conduct has the following rights:

A. The person has the right to be treated with dignity by the University Hearing Board and by all persons involved in the disciplinary process.

B. The person has the right to information pertaining to the University disciplinary process and appropriate referrals for information on the criminal process.

C. The person has the right to information pertaining to counseling services.

D. The person has the right to assistance throughout the disciplinary process, including the right to have an adviser  and support persons at all disciplinary meetings and proceedings.  It is the responsibility of the complaint party to make sure his or her adviser and support persons are present at hearings or Disciplinary Conferences.  Adviser or support person availability is not sufficient grounds for postponing a hearing, meeting, or Disciplinary Conference.

E. The person has the right to the same protections provided to accused students, including the right to written notification of a meeting, conference or hearing, the right to hear all information presented, the right to present information and witnesses, and the right to written disclosure of the results of a meeting, conference or hearing.  For cases involving assault, relationship violence, harassment, sexual violence, bullying, intimidation, invasion of privacy, stalking, and hazing the person also has the right to appeal.

F. The person has the right to have any unrelated past behavior excluded from the disciplinary process. The Student Conduct Officer or Hearing Officer shall determine what constitutes unrelated behavior.

G. The person has the right to deliver or submit a written impact statement to the Student Conduct Officer, Hearing Chair, Administrative Hearing Officer, or Hearing Board that will be considered only in sanctioning, should the accused student be found responsible.

H. The person has the right to privacy throughout the disciplinary process with respect to campus and other media, and from all other uninvolved parties.

I. The person has the right to expect to be free from intimidation and harassment throughout the disciplinary process.

J. For cases involving assault, sexual assault, harassment, bullying, threats, intimidation or stalking, the person has the right, upon request, to have reasonable steps taken by the Office of Student Conduct or other University agencies to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact with the accused student(s).