You can speak to trained campus respondent services coordinators, who can help you understand your rights, explain the investigation and adjudication process, and refer you to campus and community resources that you may need.
The respondent services coordinator can:
As a general practice, respondent services coordinators will request written consent from you before sharing personally identifiable information that you’ve provided.
Respondent services coordinators are not required by state or federal law to keep information confidential. If the university receives a court order to provide information, the respondent services coordinator will be legally required to disclose it. In this scenario, the coordinator will try to inform you that information will be disclosed beforehand, if possible.
You have the right to due process, meaning you have the right to be notified of the allegations and an opportunity to respond to those allegations. You also have the right to understand the university’s investigation and adjudication process. The campus respondent services coordinators can explain your rights to you and refer you to campus and community resources you may need, such as for alternative housing and academic changes.
Hiring an attorney is a personal decision. The respondent services coordinators can refer you to legal services that may be available to help you better understand your options.