The victim may choose to report the assault to university officials and to local law enforcement. University personnel and advocacy resource providers can aid the student in notifying these authorities. The university encourages students to assist in prosecuting any sexual assault case to the fullest extent of the law; however, students who have been sexually assaulted maintain control over how they wish to proceed legally and personally.

  1. The victim may proceed with a university conduct hearing, criminal court proceedings, or both.
  2. The university process will be handled in accord with university due process, so as to protect the rights of all involved parties.
  3. If the case is adjudicated through a university conduct hearing, the complainant and the responding student are each entitled to an advisor's presence. An advisor may not represent a party, and may not address, either directly or indirectly, any person other than the advisee. The respondent, the complainant, and the conduct officer or board shall have the opportunity to call witnesses.
  4. Both the complaining and responding students shall be informed of the outcome of a university conduct hearing or process. Complainants shall be informed of any sanctions imposed in the following circumstances: when the allegations against the accused would constitute a "crime of violence" defined as an offense that has an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or any offense that is a felony and that, by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.