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Rights of the Parties

Respondent's Rights in the Judicial Process

All Respondent's accused of violating this policy will be afforded the following rights:

  1. Be provided with all written Complaints regarding the Respondent that have been provided to Naropa University officials.
  2. The right to know the nature of the Complaint, the evidence supporting the Complaint, and the impact of their behavior on the Naropa community.
  3. The right to present their position to the Investigator, including the ability to present pertinent and relevant witnesses and documentation to the decision makers if different from the Investigator.
  4. The right to understand the Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy.
  5. The right for clarification of the Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures when requested.
  6. Results of the meetings are considered confidential and will be shared with college officials and others, such as alleged victims, only on a need-to-know basis. However, the University retains the right to review meeting issues/decisions with a student's parents and relatives when allowed by law, including when a student appears to be endangering self or others, if the student has violations related to alcohol or drugs, or if the University has a FERPA release of information form on file.
  7. Receive notification and explanation of decisions, sanctions, as well as consequences for the Respondent not completing sanctions.
  8. The right to a decision based on a preponderance of the evidence.
  9. The right to submit an appeal as described below.
  10. Have a voluntary advisor or advocate; provided that the advisor or advocate may not participate in the investigation or interview.

Complainant's Rights in Judicial Process

All Complainants bringing claims of a violation of this policy will be afforded the following rights:

  1. Be notified of the University's decision to proceed with the investigation of the complaint under the Policy and Procedures, the specific allegations that will be investigated, or if the allegations will not be investigated, the reason for not investigating.
  2. Be provided with all written responses provided by the Respondent to Naropa University officials.
  3. The right to present their position to the Investigator, including the ability to present pertinent and relevant witnesses and documentation to decision makers if different from the investigator.
  4. The right to understand the Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedure.
  5. The right for clarification of the Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedure when requested.
  6. Results of the meetings are considered confidential and will be shared with college officials and others, such as alleged victims, only on a need-to-know basis. However, the University retains the right to review meeting issues/decisions with a student's parents and relatives when allowed by law, including when a student appears to be endangering self or others, or if the University has a FERPA release of information form on file.
  7. Receive a written explanation of the decisions, and notice of any sanctions imposed upon the Respondent, which are intended to protect the Complainant.
  8. The right to have a decision made by the Investigator based upon the preponderance of the evidence.
  9. Have a voluntary advisor or advocate, provided that the advisor or advocate may not participate in the investigation or interview.
  10. No evidence of Complainant's prior sexual history or sexual partners will be considered in cases of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment.
  11. The University will take reasonable steps to deter future discrimination, to limit any discriminatory effects on the victim if it is found that Gender Discrimination occurred and prevent or halt any Retaliation or Harassment the University discovers resulted from a Complainant reporting Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence.
  12. The right to submit an appeal as described below.