Retaliation and Contact Before Conduct Meetings
The Office of Community Standards is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the University Conduct Process, while also. As such, students are asked not to discuss the details of an incident before a Conference, Hearing, or Administrative Hearing.
Any actual or threatened retaliation or any act of intimidation to prevent or otherwise obstruct the reporting of an incident or the participation in proceedings relating to an incident by a respondent, witness, or other individual is itself prohibited and may result in a referral to the University Conduct Process. If the Office of Community Standards receives a report about alleged retaliatory behavior, the matter will be investigated and it may result in a referral to an appropriate setting of the University Conduct Process. Retaliation could include, but is not limited to, behavior such as:
- An individual telling (or suggesting) that a report should not be made to the University or police
- An individual telling (or suggesting to) a witness that the witness should not participate in the University Conduct Process
- An individual telling (or suggesting to) a witness that the witness should be dishonest with the information they share through the University Conduct Process
To report a concern about retaliation, please submit an online report using the Speak Up Reporting System form. Information submitted on the form will be sent to the Office of Community Standards for review.