Title IX

Respondent Information

The term Respondent refers to someone who has been accused of causing harm to another person. The Title IX Office will treat all parties with respect and ensure an investigation is executed as thoroughly, fairly and as efficiently as possible.

Emotional responses will differ from person to person. Being accused of sexual misconduct can be a painful and challenging experience. It is important to remember that your responses to these accusations are normal reactions to a difficult situation. If you are accused of sexual misconduct, you may deal with some unanticipated emotions such as anger, fear, isolation, which can impact your daily life.

Seek Help:
  • Confide in a trusted person about your experience and seek support.
  • To speak confidentially with someone about your emotions related to the accusations; you may contact the Health and Counseling Center at 512-863-1252 or the University Chaplain at 512-863-1527. After hours, you may contact SUPD at 512-863-1944, say: it is a confidential emergency, may I speak with a counselor or the chaplain?
Your Rights:
  • to request and be assisted in making academic and/or living arrangement changes which the University can reasonably accommodate, as prompted by and related to the circumstances of the case;
  • to request interim measures such as a No Contact Order with the other party, or witnesses;
  • to be informed in writing of time and date of the formal hearing and the charges against you;
  • to know the name of Witnesses;
  • to have an advisor;
  • to supply the Title IX Coordinator with a written statement, witnesses and any evidence in response to the complaint;
  • to have the right not to appear at the hearing;
  • to attend the entire hearing exclusive of closed sessions;
  • to provide questions to be asked of other parties, that will be asked at the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator and/or healing board;
  • to be informed of the determination by the Hearing Board, and any sanctions that are applicable.
  • to be informed of the names of the pool of potential Hearing Board members at least 48 hours prior to the hearing; and
  • to request dismissal, with cause, of any potential member of the Hearing Board up to 24 hours before the hearing;
  • to be informed of how to appeal the determination and any appeal request made by the other party, and of the results of any appeal.