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Victim's Bill of Rights

You have the right to live, learn, and/or work in a safe and welcoming environment at Westminster College. People who have experienced interpersonal violence on campus have rights that are protected by federal law.

For detailed information on these rights and available supportive resources, please visit this link:

For an overview of your rights, please scroll below.


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


Westminster College will:

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


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