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Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct
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Sexual and gender-based misconduct
student bill of rights 

Under the sexual and gender-based misconduct policy, all students have the right to:

  1. make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  2. have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  4. participate in a process that is fair, impartial and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  7. describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the responding student, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  9. have access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or responding student throughout the judicial or conduct process, including during all meetings and panels related to such process; and
  11. exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice or judicial or conduct process of the institution.