Individuals who bring forward a complaint or report of misconduct have the right to expect:

  • To be treated with dignity and respect.
  • To be informed about the policies and procedures available to address misconduct.
  • To be informed of options for notifying law enforcement.
  • To be notified of counseling and support resources as well as the right to request disability accommodations and language translations at any stage of the resolution process.
  • Preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and permitted by law.

In cases that proceed to a formal grievance process, complainants may additionally expect:

  • The right to have up to two advisors providing support and assistance throughout the resolution process. 
  • A prompt, thorough, reliable, equitable, and impartial response, investigation, and resolution.
  • To know the relevant and directly related evidence obtained and to respond to that evidence.
  • To be notified of the outcome at or near the same time as the respondent.

For a complete list of procedural rights afforded to parties, see the Section 4.23(ag) of the Interim Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.