All students have the right to continue their education free from the threat of harassment, abuse, retribution, or violence. The University may take whatever measures it deems necessary in order to protect the safety, security, or integrity of a Complainant, the University, or any member of the University Community. Such measures include, but are not limited to, involuntary removal from a course, program, activity, or University Premises pending case resolution, modifications to living arrangements, and reporting incidents to law enforcement or other non-University agencies. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or their designee, in consultation with the appropriate faculty and/or administrators, is empowered to impose any interim measure(s).
The University also recognizes its obligation to students who have been reportedly violated University Policies, but have not completed the SRR process. Therefore, interim measures should not unduly interfere with a Respondent's academic progress except as deemed necessary to protect the University, any member of the University Community, or the University's mission.
Note: These rights and responsibilities are afforded to students involved in the traditional SRR process. Alternative dispute resolution processes, such as Restorative Justice Conferences, may limit a student’s rights and responsibilities, but involvement in such processes is voluntary.
Throughout their involvement in the SRR Process, the Respondent(s) and Complainant(s) have the following rights and responsibilities:
- Fair Treatment
- Presence of a Support Person
- Written Notice
- Respond to Allegations and Provide a Statement
- Written Decision and Appeal