Respondent Advocacy

Contact the Dean of Students Office for information about Respondent Advocacy.

A University Advocate for respondents to allegations of sexual misconduct

  • will treat respondent with respect, dignity, and sensitivity throughout the process as you seek services from a university advocate
  • will consider all facts you share with them when providing you with appropriate resources and information
  • seek to help respondent with a client-centered approach
  • are not confidential/anonymous reporters, however will keep information provided as confidential as possible
  • provides advocacy before, during, and after an investigation
  • explains university policy including supportive measures and safety measures
  • connects respondent to campus and community resources
  • helps to explain university vs. criminal procedures
  • informs how to recognize and report retaliation for their involvement in the investigation