The University is committed to facilitaing fair and equitable services for UCI community members accused of sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking. Respondents have the right to due process, meaning they have the right to be notified of allegations and an opportunity to respond to them. Respondents also have the right to understand the University's investigation and adjudication process. Campus services available to Respondents are provided by or facilitated through the Respondents Services Coordinator and Respondent Services Liaison.
The Coordinator and Liaison help respondents understand their rights and navigate investigation and adjudication processes. The Coordinator and Liaison can assist directly with the process by providing accompaniment to formal hearings and assisting with securing interpreter or translation services. The Coordinator can also help with referrals to campus and community resources, such as for psychological counseling, legal services (including those to help comply with protection orders), alternative housing, academic changes and other needs.
Respondent Services coordinators are not legally required to maintain confidentiality. However, as a general practice the Coordinator and Liaison will not affirmatively share information disclosed in the course of facilitation and support with any office within or outside the University without a signed release and consent form from the respondent. If a court were to compel Respondent Services to share your information, we would be legally required to do so.
If you are a student seeking a place to receive confidential counseling you can contact the Counseling Center. If you are a faculty or staff member, you can contact the Coordinator in their role within Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care to receive information on counseling options provided by your benefits.
If you have disability-related needs and wish to request reasonable accommodations, please let our office know and we will connect you to the Disability Services Center (DSC). You can also contact DSC directly by phone at (949) 824-7494 (TTY: (949) 824-6272) or in person at 100 Disability Services Center / Building 313.