Being accused of interpersonal violence, or having someone that you know be accused, can be stressful. It is important to seek support to determine how to best navigate this situation. Because the majority of people who work for Lewis & Clark are required to report information related to interpersonal violence to the Title IX Coordinator, should you wish to speak with someone confidential, your on-campus options are:
If you have questions about the Lewis & Clark formal disciplinary process, contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Title IX Coordinator can also answer questions about the process.
If you received a notification that your conduct is under investigation, follow the directions in that letter or email, and respond by the date listed; you will be informed of protections in the process, and be given an opportunity to provide information, witnesses, or a statement. You have the right to have an advisor of your choice present during any meeting or interview.
If you would like help finding an advisor please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or you can directly reach out to an advisor from the current list of process advisors, who are available to students at no cost.
If you would like interim supportive measures contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Evidence to gather: As soon as you are notified of an investigation, certain information should be gathered before too much time elapses, so that you may submit it to the assigned investigator. For example, you might consider saving text messages, social media postings, emails, or voicemail messages that might prove relevant. If you have already deleted text messages, they might also be retrieved from your mobile phone company if you make the request during the current billing cycle. It can also be helpful to write down the names (or descriptions, if you do not have names) of possible witnesses, in case you later forget this information.
Rights and expectations during the investigation process can be found here.