Students' Bill of Rights

All Roberts Wesleyan College students who report conduct allegedly in violation of the College’s Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance Policy or invoke the processes described in this Policy have the right to:

  • make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  • have disclosure 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 by the institution;
  • 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 institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  • be protected from retaliation by the College, any student, the accused and/or the Responding Party, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College;
  • 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 Responding Party throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  • exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice or judicial or conduct process of the institution.