Student Rights

Reporting

  • Accusing students have the right to notify law enforcement and to be assisted by campus authorities in doing so.
  • Accusing students have the right to decline to report to law enforcement.
  • Accusing students have the right to have their cases referred for administrative campus investigation and review.

Fair Process

  • All students have the right for reported grievances to be reviewed through the procedures outlined in this policy.
  • Accusing and accused students have the same opportunity to have process advisors of their choice present at any stage in the campus investigative and adjudicative process.
  • Both the accusing and the accused students shall be informed in writing of the outcome of any campus disciplinary hearing alleging sexual misconduct.
  • All parties shall be informed in writing of the outcome of any campus disciplinary hearing alleging sexual misconduct.
  • All involved students and witnesses will receive amnesty for minor student misconduct violations (such as alcohol or drug infractions) that are secondary to the alleged incident.

    All students, witnesses, and their supporters have the unfettered right to be free from retaliation. 

Advocacy and Support

  • Students shall be notified of campus counseling services and off-campus resources.
  • Students will be offered procedural assistance from a trained Trinity University process advisor. Several employees are trained investigators who also serve as process advisors for students during investigations. Please consider them as a resource to turn to with questions about sexual misconduct violations, policies and procedures. You can find the list and contact information by clicking here.
  • All parties in the investigative process are entitled to have a representative (up to ONE family member, friend, or support person, up to ONE legal representative, and/or a Trinity University process advisor) present during investigatory interviews and hearings
  • TUPD is available to assist students who wish to seek assistance for court-ordered no-contact orders. TUPD has no authority to compel the courts to issue such orders.