Understanding Your Rights
The Federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
- Survivors shall be notified of their options to notify law enforcement.
- Accuser and accuse must have the same opportunity to have others present.
- Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding.
- Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.
- Survivors shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.
UNTHSC understands that a student who has been the victim of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment may wish to talk about the incident with the assurance that the discussion will be confidential. There are several support resources that students may utilize on a confidential basis. These include the WellConnect Student Assistance Program and Student Health or other emergency medical services. Because these services are confidential, a discussion with any of these sources does not result in a complaint being filed with UNTHSC or result in action being taken to respond to the incident. UNTHSC strives to respect and follow the wishes of an individual who brings forward any concern regarding sexual assault or sexual misconduct concerns. Students should understand that UNTHSC may have ethical or legal obligations to investigate, attempt to resolve or adjudicate incidents of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment that come to its attention. Depending on the circumstances, it may not be possible for a conversation with UNTHSC police or other administration to be kept in confidence.
UNTHSC strictly prohibits retaliation against any person for using this policy’s reporting procedure or filing, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in any investigation proceeding involving allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. Anyone who violates this policy will be subject to discipline.