What to do when you have been accused of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking.
What You Can Expect During an Investigation:
→ To have a prompt, fair and impartial investigation.
→ To review and revise the notes taken by the investigator during your interview.
→ To present any evidence or the names of witnesses you feel are relevant to the investigation.
→ To have a support person accompany you to the meetings regarding the allegations. The support person may be anyone, but not a person who has information relevant to the allegations. The support person may not answer questions regarding the subject matter of the investigation.
→ To pose questions to witnesses or request additional investigation.
→ To be informed of the outcome of the investigation within a reasonable time frame.
→ To appeal the outcome of the investigation if the circumstances qualify for an appeal.
→ To have your information and information pertaining to the complaint kept private (released only on a need-to-know basis).
→ To be protected from retaliation or any negative action taken against you for participating in the investigation.
→ Receive a statement of explanation regarding the complaint and the name of the person or organization who has filed it.
→ Know of any limitations or restrictions placed upon you as a result of the complaint.
→ Speak and present information on your own behalf, free from prejudice.
→ Know the status of the complaint throughout the process.
→ Seek support from confidential resources.
→ Receive information and assistance with the following:
• Campus escorts
• Physical and/or mental health