Respondents have a number of rights during the investigative process. However, depending on whether you are a student, faculty or staff the complaint and investigative process might be slightly different. Please visit the tab that is associated with you to better understand your rights. If you are a student / employee you are encouraged to visit both tabs.
If you have been identified as a respondent for allegations of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence, you can request supportive measures from EWU. Requests for supportive measures should be made to the Student Care Team or Title IX Coordinator. Supportive measures may be in place before a complaint is filed, during the investigation and decision-making process, and/or after the final determination of responsibility.
Supportive measures are provided by EWU free of charge and may include, but are not limited to, safety planning with EWU, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, academic or workplace modifications, leaves of absence, increased security, counseling options on campus or through the Employee Assistance Program, campus housing modifications, and interim restrictions. The purpose of a supportive measure is to provide an equitable process for both the complainant and respondent that minimizes the possibility of a hostile environment on campus. Supportive measures are confidential and will only be shared with those people who need to know such information to enable EWU to provide the supportive measures.
Most respondents first learn of a complaint against them when they receive a notice of investigation or notice of allegations. The notice will contain a list of the allegations against the respondent based on the information EWU currently has, including, if known, the date, time, and alleged conduct, as well as the specific policies allegedly violated; how to seek supportive measures and resources available to respondents; the right to have an advisor of choice during the investigative and disciplinary process; the right to request an accommodation or interpreter; and information about EWU's prohibition on retaliation and how to report act of retaliation.
Discipline for violations
Discipline may include but is not limited to; verbal / written warnings, required training, probation (student), suspension (student or employee), campus restrictions (students) or demotions (employees), expulsion, or termination of employment.