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College Resources and Procedures for the Alleged Offender

If you are named as a respondent: support for you

Support for the alleged offender, also known as the respondent

Hood College is committed to providing assistance and resources to any person who has been named as a respondent in a case of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct. Here you will find information regarding your rights, the procedures, and the resources that are available to you.

As a respondent, you are entitled to:

  • A resource person who can listen;
  • A resource person who can assist you in understanding and navigating the process;
  • A resource person who can help you understand how this will affect you, your family and community;
  • A resource person who can connect you with appropriate campus and off-campus resources.
    When an incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct is reported to any of the Responsible College Officials listed in Prevention and Resolution of Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct, resource persons will be appointed to assist both the complainant and the respondent.

Your support person may also help you in the following ways:

  • He or she may attend meetings with you (such as investigative conversations, housing relocation discussions, resolution agreement discussions, grievance hearings, etc.) as a support person.
  • He or she can help you review and understand documents and materials from the investigation, the final report, and any sanctioning agreements, as requested.
  • He or she may provide you with general support.
  • He or she may help you to manage any immediate or ongoing separation needs, as necessary
  • He or she can provide information and referral to additional College or community resources for additional support.