Can I talk about the complaint and investigation with others?

In order to protect the privacy of all who are involved, including Complainants, Respondents, and witnesses, and to protect the integrity of the investigation, witnesses are asked to keep information as private as possible and should avoid sharing information with others.

These confidentiality restrictions do not apply to a Complainant’s or Respondent’s right to (i) discuss the allegations under investigation, for example with a parent, friend, or other source of emotional support, or with an advocacy organization; or to (ii) gather and present evidence.

In addition, the University may not take action against you for discussing the complaint or investigation, unless you are the subject of a written no contact instruction or your comments or actions result in perceived or actual retaliation against others participating in the process.