Victim's Rights

You have the right to notification of, options for, and available assistance in changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, if so requested and if such changes are reasonably available.

Possible Accommodations

  • Change your on-campus housing to a different on-campus location
  • Assistance from UNA’s support staff in completing the relocation
  • Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and issuing a refund
  • Exam (paper, assignment) rescheduling
  • Taking an Incomplete in a class
  • Transferring class sections
  • Temporary withdrawal
  • Alternative course completion options

Did You Know?

  • You have right to investigation and appropriate resolution of all credible complaints of sexual misconduct made in good faith to UNA’s administrators.
  • You have the right to be treated with respect by UNA’s officials.          
  • You have the right of both accuser and accused to have the same opportunity to have others present (in support or advisory roles) during a UNA disciplinary hearing.
  • You have the right not to be discouraged by UNA’s officials from reporting an assault to both on-campus and off-campus authorities.
  • You have the right to be informed of the outcome and sanction of any disciplinary hearing involving sexual assault, usually within 24 hours of the end of the conduct hearing.
  • You have the right to be informed by UNA’s officials of options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and the option to be assisted by our authorities in notifying such authorities, if you choose to.  This also includes the right not to report, if this is your desire.
  • You have the right to be notified of available counseling, mental health, or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community.
  • You have the right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as evidence in a campus hearing.
  • You have the right not to have any complaint of sexual assault mediated.
  • You have the right to make a victim-impact statement at UNA’s conduct proceeding and to have that statement considered by our board in determining its sanction.
  • You have the right to a campus no contact order against another student who has engaged in or threatens to engage in stalking, threatening, harassing, or other improper behavior that presents a danger to you or others.
  • You have the right to have complaints of sexual misconduct responded to quickly and with sensitivity by UNA’s law enforcement.
  •  You have the right to appeal the [finding and] sanction of our conduct body, in accordance with the standards for appeal established by UNA.
  •  You have the right to review all documentary evidence available regarding the complaint, subject to the privacy limitations imposed by state and federal law, at least 48 hours prior to the hearing.
  •  You have the right to be informed of the names of all witnesses who will be called to give testimony within 48 hours of the hearing, except in cases where a witness’ identity will not be revealed to the accused for safety reasons (does not include your name, which will always be revealed).
  • You have the right to preservation of privacy, to the extent possible and allowed by law.
  • You have the right to a hearing closed to the public.
  • You have the right to petition that any member of the conduct body be removed on the basis of demonstrated bias.
  • You have the right to bring an advocate or advisor to all phases of the investigation and UNA’s conduct proceeding.
  • You have the right to give testimony in a UNA hearing by means other than being in the same room with the accused.
  • You have the right to ask the investigators to identify and question relevant witnesses, including expert witnesses.
  • You have the right to be fully informed of UNA’s conduct rules and procedures as well as the nature and extent of all alleged violations contained within the complaint.
  • You have the right to have UNA arrange the presence of student, faculty and staff witnesses, and the opportunity (if desired) to ask questions, directly or indirectly, of witnesses present (including the accused individual), and the right to challenge documentary evidence.
  • You have the right to be present for all testimony given and evidence presented before the conduct body.
  • You have the right to have complaints heard by conduct and appeals officers who have received annual sexual misconduct training.
  •  You have the right to a conduct panel comprised of representatives of both genders.
  •  You have the right to have UNA’s policies and procedures followed without deviation.
  •  You have the right to be informed in advance of any public release of information regarding your complaint.
  •  You have the right to not have any personally identifiable information released to the public about you.

*Revised/used with permission of ATIXA.