What support is there for students accused of sexual violence?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Students who have been accused of sexual violence, either informally or through an official report, are encouraged to get support. Counseling and Psychological Services, as well as the Chaplains Office, offer confidential counseling for students who have been accused of interpersonal violence or who self-identify concerning behavior they would like to change. If a student is a respondent in a disciplinary case being investigated by the AVP/Title IX Coordinator, they have the same rights and protections as the complainant, including the right to be treated with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and fairness throughout the entire process. Student Intervention Services can also work with students to make sure they have a clear sense of their rights and responsibilities. Click here for a pdf file with more information about the disciplinary process and a respondent’s rights.