VII.O. Member Right in the Conduct Process

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Complainant Rights in the Conduct Process

1. The complainant has the right to provide their testimony in writing and to provide recommended sanctions for the respondent. In a case involving harassment or sexual misconduct, the identifying information in the written statement will be removed before being presented to the respondent or Enforcement Committee. The recommended sanctions will be presented to the hearing officer or Enforcement Committee for them to consider.
2. The complainant has the right to utilize the Member Advocate. The Member Advocate is available to assist them with navigating the conduct process, including collecting witness statements if applicable. The complainant also has the right to waive the services of the member advocate.
3. The complainant has the right to be notified of the date of the hearing and the outcome of the case, and to review any testimony provided before or after the case by the respondent.


Respondent Rights in the Conduct Process

1. The respondent has the right to hear all testimony involved in the case, and to provide their own testimony. In a general conduct case, this involves attending the hearing and providing in-person testimony. In a case involving harassment or sexual misconduct, the respondent will be interviewed and their statement will be presented to the Enforcement Committee.
2. The respondent has the right to utilize the Member Advocate. The Member Advocate is available to assist them with navigating the next steps of the conduct process, including collecting witness statements if applicable. The respondent also has the right to waive the services of the member advocate.