Rights & Options

Rights of the Complainant

          1. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment at the University of Alaska
          2. Students have the right to amnesty under University Regulation 01.04.060.
          3. You have the right to assistance in resolving sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct.
          4. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC), with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and/or pursue criminal complaint with UAA Police or Anchorage Police.
          5. You have the right to request changes to your academic, work and living situations.
          6. You have the right to a prompt, fair and impartial investigation of the complaint
          7. You have the right to information regarding the status of the complaint, including the outcome of the administrative investigation.
          8. You have the right to select an advisor or advocate for assistance and support throughout the university proceedings.
          9. You have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services.
          10. You have the right to privacy.
          11. You have the right to know the sanctions or actions taken if the reported respondent is found responsible for a violation of University Regulation 01.04.
          12. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130
          13. Complaints are not required to participate in or move forward with an investigation.
          14. Detailed information about the Rights of the Complainant

Rights of the Respondent

          1. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment at the University of Alaska.
          2. Students have the right to amnesty under University Regulation 01.04.060.
          3. You have the right to assistance in resolving an allegation of sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct
          4. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130.
          5. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination or retaliation with the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC) or the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
          6. You have the right to request changes to your academic, work and living situations.
          7. You have the right to a prompt, fair and impartial investigation to the complaint.
          8. You have the right to the information regarding the status of the complaint, including the outcome of the administrative investigation.
          9. You have the right to select an advisor/advocate for assistance and support throughout the university proceedings.
          10. You have the right to union representation
          11. YOu have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services.
          12. You have the right to privacy
          13. Respondents are not required to participate in an investigation.
          14. Detailed information for the rights of the respondent 

Rights of a Witness

  1. Witnesses are not required to participate in an investigation
  2. You have the right to a learning and working environment free of discrimination and unlawful harassment 
  3. Students have the right to amnesty under University regulation 01.04.060
  4. You have the right to be free from retaliation as detailed in University Policy 01.04.130
  5. You have the right to file a complaint of discrimination or retaliation with the Office of Equity and Compliance
  6. You may have the right to receive confidential counseling and advocacy support services
  7. You have the right to privacy
  8. Detailed information for the rights of the witness

Investigations

          1. If a complainant decides to pursue and investigation or if the University, based on the alleged policy violation, wishes to pursue and investigation, then the appropriate administrative officer promptly investigates or appoints a trained investigator or team of trained investigators.
          2. Please refer to our guiding policies for more information and details of the investigative and resolution process for students, faculty and staff.

Advocate/Advisor Information and Guidelines

Both a complainant and respondent have the right to select an advisor for assistance - the following PDF outlines general information and guidelines for advocates.

Advocate Information and Guidelines PDF

 Detailed advocate guidelines can be found in University of Alaska Board of Regents Policy and Regulation (BOR P&R) 01.04.