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Robeson Community College

Respondent Rights

Upon notification of a claim, you have the right:

    • To be treated with respect by college officials at all times during the Title IX investigation
    • To a timely written notification of the alleged violations including the nature of the violation and possible sanctions
    • To obtain contact information for campus and local advocacy, counseling, health, mental health and legal assistance services
    • Interim Measures: Upon receiving the initial complaint, the College will determine which measures are appropriate to either or both the reporting and responding parties involved on a case-by-case basis.
    • To confidentiality, to the extent possible by law.
    • To a prompt and equitable response
    • The opportunity to request prompt proceedings conducted by officials trained on sexual assault and other intimate partner violence issues
    • To be accompanied to any related meeting or proceeding by an advisor of their choice (Note: Advisors will serve in a support role only and may not advocate for either party.)
    • The right to respond to and/or challenge evidence presented and provide supporting evidence and/or witnesses.
    • Retaliation
      To be protected from acts of retaliation and the college will: -take steps to prevent retaliation -take strong responsive action if retaliation occurs.
    • To be informed in writing of the outcome and sanction(s) of the investigation within (60) calendar days from the date the initial compliant was received.
         -Findings as to whether the alleged conduct occurred
         -If applicable, sanction(s) imposed
         -Steps the College is taking to remedy the College environment
  • To initiate an appeal, the student must appeal in writing within three school days after receipt of the Committee’s decision.