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Victim's Bill of Rights

Reporting


You have the right to:

  • Notify campus authorities and law enforcement,
  • Be assisted by campus authorities in notifying law enforcement, and
  • Decline to notify such authorities

Confidentiality


Westminster College will:

  • Protect confidentiality of victims in public records,
  • Maintain as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided to you

Accommodations


You have the right to:

  • Changes to academic living, transportation, and working situations, and
  • Protective measures

Disciplinary Process


You have the right to:

  • A prompt, fair, and impartial process from the initial investigation to the final result that is
  • Completed within the timeframes laid out by our policy in a manner that is transparent, provides timely notice of meetings and equal access to information to both the complainant and the respondent, and
  • Conducted by officials without a conflict of interest or bias for either party that receive annual training on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability
  • Have others present during any institutional disciplinary proceeding, including the opportunity to be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by an advisor of your choice*
  • Notification, in writing, of:
    • The result of any institutional disciplinary proceeding from your report of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking
    • The institution’s procedures to appeal the results
    • Any change to the results
    • When the result become final*

    *Also afforded to the respondent