Students’ Bill of Rights
Also known as Survivor’s Bill of Rights
All students have the right to:
- Have support from Relay’s Title IX coordinator (Dr. Nichelle Bowes, firstname.lastname@example.org) in understanding their rights and options.
- Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police with support from a Relay representative if requested.
- Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously.
- Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation, and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure from Relay.
- Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.
- Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available.
- Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations.
- Describe the incident to as few Relay representatives as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident.
- Be free from retaliation by Relay, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution.
- Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination.
- Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process.
- Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of Relay.
- Request interim protective measures and accommodations, including making changes to academic situations, obtaining and enforcing a campus-issued order of protection or no contact order, and obtaining an order of protection or no contact order in state court.