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.
There are many resources on and off campus to help individuals feel supported during this process. Confidential resources, international resources, and Advisors are available for individuals seeking support in relation to a reported incident.
Confidentiality refers to the protection of disclosed information in legally-protected settings. Privacy acknowledges discretion will be exercised in the course of an investigation or case.
Seek a Counselor.
UNI Counseling Center (24/7 availability) – 319-273-2676
On-Campus and Local Safety Resources
Rights of Parties
Policy 13.02 (PDF)
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.
Sexual Misconduct Options and Resource Guide (PDF)
Discrimination and Harassment Options and Resource Guide (PDF)
Sexual Misconduct Resource Card (PDF)