Student Complainant Rights
Right to know Respondent's response
As a Complainant, you have the right to know what the Respondent has said in response to the allegation against them. You have a right to review any evidence obtained from the Respondent.
Right to review the Investigative Report
You have a right to review the investigative report at the conclusion of the investigation. You may be provided a copy of the investigative report or you may request a copy of the investigative report if it was not provided to you.
Right to have a support person
You will have the right to select a support person to be with you throughout the entire process. The support person can be a friend, family member, attorney or advocate as long as they are not a person you would like to be interviewed as a witness.
You have the right to...
To receive support from the University in obtaining counseling or other support, including access to Eastern Washington University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) who provides free confidential counseling for students
To be aided by the University, with interim measures as appropriate, in obtaining a learning and working environment that is safe and secure
To be informed by University officials of options to contact proper law enforcement authorities, including University and local police, and the option to be assisted in contacting police by University Officials to file case or to respond to claims
To be informed by University officials of options to pursue a complaint through the University’s investigatory and disciplinary process or to respond to complaints
To be informed of the nature, rules and procedures of the University’s investigatory and disciplinary processes and to be provided copies of applicable university policies and procedures
To investigation and resolution of all credible complaints made in good faith to University officials
To be treated with respect by University officials throughout the process
To have confidentiality to the extent permitted by WAC 172-121-100(3)(c) if you are a student, and to the extent permitted by Eastern Washington University Policy 402-01—Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual and Interpersonal Violence, Section 4-8(d)
To be free of retaliation
To request removal of any investigator or hearings examiner to be removed on the basis of bias and/or conflict of interest
To have the opportunity to participate in the process
To be informed of the outcome/resolution of the complaint, any sanctions imposed, and the rationale for outcome, when permissible
To appeal the findings and/or outcomes of any disciplinary proceedings pursuant to the Student Conduct Code when respondent is a student, and pursuant to applicable CBA provisions when the respondent is an employee
Once you report an incident of sexual misconduct, you have the right to receive immediate interim measures. The interim measures can include academic modifications (request a class change, request a make-up assignment, request an excused absence), housing modifications (request dorm change), requesting a no contact order preventing the Respondent from contacting you.
Right to a Fair, Impartial and Prompt Investigation
You have the right to have a fair and impartial investigation free from bias. An investigator / conduct officer will be assigned to investigate / manage your complaint. The investigator / conduct officer will ensure you are provided equal and unbias treatment throughout the process. The investigation should be prompt and conducted in compliance with policy.