The university encourages students to seek support if they believe they have experienced any prohibited conduct, or if they are under investigation.
- Respondents – two dedicated Respondent counselors, Abbie Wolfson and Paul Zawacki, are available to provide confidential counseling at Student Counseling Services; trained staff advisors are also available to support Respondents throughout an investigation – see List of Respondent advisors
- Reporting Parties – confidential counseling is available from Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP); trained staff advisors are also available to support Reporting Parties throughout an investigation – see List of Reporting Party advisors
Commonly used forms
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student records. If you want the Title IX Office to be able to speak with someone, such as a parent or advisor, you will need to use this form to waive your privacy rights under FERPA.
- All Respondents and Reporting parties have the right to an advisor throughout the investigation process. All advisors are required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to attending an interview or otherwise participating in the university’s investigatory process. For more information about the role of advisors, please see the Student Misconduct- Sexual, Interpersonal, and Protected Class Misconduct policy VII.C.
Further explanation of private and confidential university resources
- Confidential university resources
- Private university resources
- Supportive and protective interim measures