The right to an equitable investigation and resolution of all credible allegations
of prohibited harassment or discrimination made in good faith to Naropa University officials.
The right to timely written notice of all alleged violations, including the identity
of the parties involved (if known), the precise misconduct being alleged, the date
and location of the alleged misconduct (if known), the implicated policies and procedures,
and possible sanctions.
The right to timely written notice of any material adjustments to the allegations
(e.g., additional incidents or allegations, additional Complainants, unsubstantiated
allegations) and any attendant adjustments needed to clarify potentially implicated
The right to be informed in advance of any public release of information regarding
the allegation(s) or underlying incident(s), whenever possible.
The right not to have any personally identifiable information released to the public
without consent provided, except to the extent permitted by law.
The right to be treated with respect by Naropa University officials.
The right to have Naropa University policies and procedures followed without material deviation.
The right not to be pressured to mediate or otherwise informally resolve any reported
misconduct involving violence, including sexual violence.
The right not to be discouraged by Naropa University officials from reporting sexual misconduct or discrimination to both on-campus and
The right to be informed by Naropa University officials of options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including local
police, and the option(s) to be assisted by Naropa University authorities in notifying such authorities, if the party so chooses. This also includes
the right not to be pressured to report, as well.
The right to have allegations of violations of this Policy responded to promptly and
with sensitivity by Naropa University law enforcement and/or other Naropa University
The right to be informed of available interim actions and supportive measures, such
as referrals to counseling; advocacy; health care; legal, student financial aid, visa,
and immigration assistance; or other services, both on campus and in the community.
The right to a Naropa University-implemented no-contact order [or a no-trespass order
against a non-affiliated third party] when a person has engaged in or threatens to
engage in stalking, threatening, harassing, or other improper conduct that presents
a danger to the welfare of the party or others.
The right to be informed of available assistance in changing academic, living, and/or
working situations after an alleged incident of discrimination, harassment, and/or
retaliation, if such changes are reasonably available. No formal report, or investigation,
either campus or criminal, needs to occur before this option is available. Such actions
may include, but are not limited to:
Relocating an on-campus student’s housing to a different on-campus location
Assistance in completing the relocation
Changing an employee’s work environment (e.g., reporting structure, office/workspace
Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and a pro-rated refund for on-campus leases
Exam, paper, and/or assignment rescheduling or adjustment
Receiving an incomplete in, or a withdrawal from, a class (may be retroactive)
Transferring class sections
Temporary withdrawal/leave of absence
Campus safety escorts
Alternative course completion options.
The right to have Naropa University maintain such actions for as long as necessary
and for supportive measures to remain private, provided privacy does not impair Naropa
University’s ability to provide the supportive measures.
The right to receive sufficiently advanced, written notice of any meeting or interview
involving the other party, when possible.
The right to ask the Investigator(s) and Hearing Decision-maker to identify and question
relevant witnesses, including expert witnesses.
The right to provide the Investigator(s)/Hearing Decision-maker with a list of questions
that, if deemed relevant by the Investigator(s)/Hearing Decision-maker, may be asked
of any party or witness.
The right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history or character admitted as evidence.
The right to know the relevant and directly related evidence obtained and to respond
to that evidence.
The right to fair opportunity to provide the Investigator(s) with their account of
the alleged misconduct and have that account be on the record.
The right to receive a copy of the investigation report, including all factual, policy,
and/or credibility analyses performed, and all relevant and directly related evidence
available and used to produce the investigation report, subject to the privacy limitations
imposed by state and federal law, prior to the hearing, and the right to have at least
ten (10) days to review the report prior to the hearing.
The right to respond to the investigation report, including comments providing any
additional relevant evidence after the opportunity to review the investigation report,
and to have that response on the record.
The right to be informed of the names of all witnesses whose information will be used
to make a finding, in advance of that finding, when relevant.
The right to regular updates on the status of the investigation and/or resolution.
The right to have reports of alleged Policy violations addressed by Investigators,
Title IX Coordinators, and Hearing Decision-maker who have received at least eight
hours of relevant annual training.
The right to preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and permitted by law.
The right to meetings, interviews, and/or hearings that are closed to the public.
The right to petition that any Naropa University representative in the process be recused on the basis of disqualifying bias and/or
conflict of interest.
The right to have an Advisor of their choice to accompany and assist the party in
all meetings and/or interviews associated with the resolution process.
The right to the use of the appropriate standard of evidence, preponderance of the
evidence, to make a finding after an objective evaluation of all relevant evidence.
The right to be present, including presence via remote technology, during all testimony
given and evidence presented during any formal grievance hearing.
The right to have an impact statement considered by the Hearing Decision-maker following
a determination of responsibility for any allegation, but prior to sanctioning.
The right to be promptly informed in a written Notice of Outcome letter of the finding(s)
and sanction(s) of the resolution process and a detailed rationale therefor (including
an explanation of how credibility was assessed), delivered simultaneously (without
undue delay) to the parties.
The right to be informed in writing of when a decision by Naropa University is considered
final and any changes to the sanction(s) that occur before the decision is finalized.
The right to be informed of the opportunity to appeal the finding(s) and sanction(s)
of the resolution process, and the procedures for doing so in accordance with the
standards for appeal established by Naropa University.
The right to a fundamentally fair resolution as defined in these procedures.