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Parties' Rights

Parties' Rights

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    Reporting Party's Rights

    During any process defined under the Policy or these Procedures, a Reporting Party has the following rights.

    (A)    The right to have a support person or advisor of the Reporting Party’s choice accompany the Reporting Party during any stage of the process.

    (1)     The support person or advisor may not be permitted to ask or answer questions, or otherwise speak or advocate on behalf of the Reporting Party.

    (2)     The support person or advisor may be asked to leave any meeting if the support person or advisor becomes disruptive or otherwise substantially interferes with the process.

    (3)     The support person or advisor should not be a person who may reasonably be called as a witness as part of an investigation. A support person or advisor who is also a witness may be asked to leave a meeting during which substantive information regarding the conduct alleged to have violated the Policy is being discussed.

    (B)    The right to participate or decline to participate in the process. However, even if a Reporting Party declines to participate, the University may, in some instances, continue to investigate the matter and issue a Investigative Report based on available information in accordance with Section 6.02 and Section 10.04 of these Procedures.

    (C)    The right to consult with any of the resources otherwise available at any time. A list of confidential and confidential resources can be found in Appendices B and C.

    (D)    The right to be treated with sensitivity, dignity, and respect.

    (E)    The right to request support services, assistance, accommodations, and Interim Measures.

    (F)     The right be kept up-to-date regarding the status of the Complaint resolution process.

    (G)    The right not have the Reporting Party’s irrelevant past sexual history discussed during the process.

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    Responding Party's Rights

    During any process defined under this Policy or its Procedures, a Responding Party has the following rights.

    (A)    The right to have a support person or advisor of the Responding Party’s choice accompany the Responding Party during any stage of the process.

    (1)     The support person or advisor may not be permitted to ask or answer questions, or otherwise speak or advocate on behalf of the Responding Party.

    (2)     The support person or advisor may be asked to leave any meeting if the support person or advisor becomes disruptive or otherwise substantially interferes with the process.

    (3)     The support person or advisor should not be a person who may reasonably be called as a witness as part of an investigation. A support person or advisor who is also a witness may be asked to leave a meeting during which substantive information regarding the conduct alleged to have violated the Policy are being discussed.

    (B)    The right to participate or decline to participate in the process. However, even if a Responding Party declines to participate, the University may, in some instances, continue to investigate the matter and issue an investigative report and discipline, if warranted, based on available information.

    (C)    The right consult with any available resources otherwise available at any time. A list of confidential and non-confidential resources can be found in Appendices B and C.

    (D)    The right to be treated with sensitivity, dignity, and respect.

    (E)    The right to request support services, assistance, accommodations, and Interim Measures.

    (F)     The right be kept up-to-date regarding the status of the Complaint resolution process.

    (G)    The right not have the Responding Party’s irrelevant past sexual history discussed during the process.

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    Third-Party Rights

    Any of the protections and rights extended to a Reporting Party under the Policy or these Procedures are equally applicable to a Third-Party Reporting Party.

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