Everyone is afforded the right to due process when accused of a policy violation or a crime.  Serving as a resource for people accused of misconduct is not taking sides, rather, it is one critical way you can help to ensure safety and respect for all parties involved.  

The Resources for Respondents page contains information that may be helpful to those involved in the university complaint process.

The Office of the Ombudsperson created best practices for interacting with someone accused of violating a university policy and serves as a confidential resource for respondents as well as those interacting with respondents.