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At all times during the Title IX process, the Respondent has the following rights:
- The right to investigation and appropriate resolution of all credible complaints of Prohibited Misconduct made in good faith to University administrators;
- The right to have all personally identifiable information kept private and only revealed as required by the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RSVM) policy and law;
- The right to be treated with respect by University officials;
- The right to preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and allowed by law;
- The right to be informed of, and have, University policies and procedures followed without material deviation; and the right to have an Advisor to guide and support them in the process;
- The right to bring a Advisor to all phases of the Title IX process and policy related process;
- The right to be informed of available counseling, mental health, or student services both on-campus and in the community, and other Supportive Measures (see Section 8);
- The right to a no contact order against another student who has engaged in or threatens to engage in stalking, threatening, harassing or other retaliatory behavior that presents a danger to the welfare of the Respondent or others;
- The right to be fully informed of the nature, rules, and procedures of the process and to timely written notice of all alleged violations within the report, including the nature of the violation and possible outcomes;
- The right to review the preliminary investigative report and offer additional relevant materials and relevant witnesses to be interviewed and considered before the final investigative report is created;
- The right to review the preliminary and final report, subject to the privacy limitations imposed by state and federal law, at least two working days prior to a requested appeals hearing;
- The right to be informed of the names of all witnesses, except in cases where a witness’ identity will not be revealed for compelling safety reasons;
- The right to have reports heard by persons who have received annual Title IX and trauma informed training;
- The right to identify and petition that any party be removed on the basis of bias and/or conflict of interest;
- The right to a finding based on the preponderance of evidence presented during the investigation process. Such evidence shall be credible, relevant, based on fact, and without prejudice. For a definition of preponderance of evidence, see Section 2;
- The right to be informed in writing of the findings and outcomes of any alleged relationship violence and/or sexual misconduct process, usually within five working days of the determination; and
The right to appeal the findings and/or outcomes, in accordance with the standards for appeal established in Section A.5 of the RVSM policy.