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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 theinstitution;
  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. 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.