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 advocates 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.
  • Accusing and accused students and witnesses will receive amnesty for minor student misconduct violations (such as alcohol or drug infractions) that are secondary to the alleged incident.
  • Accusing and accused 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 support person.
  • 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 advocate) 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.

Temporary Measures

Accusing students will be notified of, and have the right to receive, no-contact administrative orders and adjustments to academic and housing arrangements, and other appropriate measures, whether or not there is a formal complaint.