and Resources and
Campus Resource Team (CaRT)
Last updated: November 6, 2014
Victim's Bill of Rights
dating violence, and
afforded rights by
state, and this
All students have the right to emotional and physical safety.
Federal Law entitles victims to the following rights:
The accuser and the
accused have the
same opportunity to
have others present
● Both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding,
● Victims shall be informed of their options to notify law enforcement.
● Victims shall be notified of counseling services available on- and off-campus.
● Victims shall be notified of options for changing academic and living situations.
Western is committed to the following:
Student Code of
Conduct outlines the
disciplinary process. Students have the right to know the range of sanctions the institution can impose
on the accuse, which include: Warning; Written Reprimand; Probation; Loss of Privileges; Restitution;
Discretionary Sanctions; Residence Hall Warning; Residence Hall Probation; Residence Hall Suspension;
Suspension; Residence Hall Expulsion; and Expulsion. The full text of this can be found in the Student
Handbook, published by the university, or at:
● Victims have the right to know that any disclosure of sexual assault made to a university employee can
result in a report as an annual crime statistic (with the victim's name withheld).
● Victims have a right to privacy and confidentiality. The university must have a waiver signed by the
student in order to share information with any third party, including parents.
Additionally, the university is committed to ensuring that victims are afforded the following:
The right to
a victim advocate of
their choosing. (For
advocacy, contact the Women's Center: (203) 837-3939
● In a campus disciplinary hearing, victims have a variety of options for how they offer their testimony,
including phone conference, or private room. (For additional information, contact the Office of Judicial
Affairs: (203) 837-8770.