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Student Bill of Rights

In Cases of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

All students have the right to: 

1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police; ribbon

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 and impartial, and that provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;

5. Be treated with dignity 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 where 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 respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;

9. Have access to at least one level of an appeal of determination; 

10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and 

11. Exercise civil rights and practices of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution. 

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