Summary of the Rights of All Parties
- Notice concerning the procedure by which UTC will handle the Complainant’s report and an opportunity to ask questions about UTC policies and procedures;
- A prompt, thorough, and equitable investigation of the Complainant’s report; an impartial investigator free of any conflicts of interest; and notice of the investigation’s outcome;
- The same opportunity as the other party to present an explanation of the facts during the investigation;
- Notice of the date, time, and location of any disciplinary hearing; and the right to request rescheduling of a disciplinary hearing for good cause;
- To have a disciplinary hearing closed to the public if the hearing involves a student Complainant or Respondent;
- The same access as the other party to any information or documents that will be used by UTC during a disciplinary hearing, unless prohibited by law;
- To challenge for good cause the seating of any TUAPA administrative judge; hearing officer/examiner; or other hearing decision maker;
- The same opportunity as the other party to be present during a disciplinary hearing, present witnesses and other evidence, challenge the admissibility of evidence, and cross-examine adverse witnesses during the disciplinary hearing;
- To testify or remain silent in an investigation or disciplinary hearing;
- Not to be questioned directly by the other party during a disciplinary hearing or at any other time during the investigation or resolution;
- To submit a written statement during the sanctioning phase of a disciplinary hearing; and
- The same rights as the other party to challenge or appeal the findings of an investigation or the decision of the decision maker in a disciplinary hearing.
Please note that these rights are abbreviated from the official policy. For more information and a full list of rights, please see UTC's Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking.