Title IX-Know Your Rights
As a Complainant or a Respondent, you have the following rights during an investigation:
- To receive a prompt, fair and impartial investigation.
- To receive information and ask questions about the Title IX formal and informal processes.
- To be informed of all available supportive measures.
- To receive information on applicable policies and procedure.
- To have an advisor or attorney present during all meetings.
- To choose not to actively participate in the investigation process, if you are the Complainant.
- To be given equal chance to participate, including the opportunity to identify witnesses (including expert witnesses) and other relevant evidence.
- To be given equal opportunity to inspect and review evidence directly related to the allegations – including evidence the University does not intend to use.
- Presumption of “not responsible” for the alleged conduct until a determination is made in the grievance process, if you are the Respondent.
- The burden of proof and gathering of evidence is on the university.
- To understand consequences for providing knowingly false statements or submitting false information.
- To submit a written response to the investigation report, which will be considered before completion of the report.
- To be provided an advisor for the purpose of cross-examining witnesses