A Respondent is an individual who has been reported to be the perpetrator of conduct that could constitute discrimination or harassment based on a protected class; or retaliation for engaging in a protected activity.
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The University will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s education program, activity, or workplace without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment, and/or to deter discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
Examples of supportive measures could include:
- Referrals to additional resources and services
- Altering campus housing and/or dining arrangements
- Altering work arrangements for employees and student employees
- Safety planning
- Implementing No Contact Orders between parties
- Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program related adjustments
- Crime alerts/timely warnings
- Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
- Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator
Respondent Process Information
Rights of Parties
An Advisor is a person chosen by a party or appointed by the institution to accompany the party to meetings related to the resolution process, to advise the party on that process, and to conduct cross-examination for the party at the hearing, if any. Possible Advisors include trained faculty and staff. To see a list of UNI-appointed Advisors, click here. Advisors serve voluntarily and may or may not agree to serve when asked. Respondents may also select an Advisor of their choice outside of this list.