Respondent Rights

Respondent Rights

On Campus Confidential Resources

If you are accused of sexual misconduct you may discuss your situation privately with counselors at the Center for Counseling & Human Development (Lyle Hall, 871-7821).  A respondent's conversations with University counselors will not be reported to anyone else in the University except in cases of a threat of imminent physical harm.  When seeking private advice and support from these offices or from any University employee, students should always confirm whether legal confidentiality applies to their communications with the person to whom they are speaking.

Domestic Violence Services has an advocate on campus every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4pm in the Montour House.  Students can call 717-871-4141 or e-mail MUAdvocate@dvslanc.org  to schedule an appointment.

Off Campus Confidential Resources

Commonwealth Clinical Group

36 East King Street Lancaster, PA 17602

Phone: 717-393-3900

Menergy, LLC

2000 Hamilton Street 3rd FloorPhiladelphia, PA 19130

Phone: 215-596-4137

Academic and Housing Accommodations; Interim Actions to Protect Students

A student who has been accused of sexual misconduct, may contact the Title IX Coordinator (717) 871-4100 to request any of the following, when related to the incident or accusation of sexual misconduct:

a) a change of the student's on-campus housing location to a different on-campus location if alternate on-campus housing is available;
b) assistance in exploring alternative housing off campus;
c) assistance in exploring alternative transportation and employment situations as appropriate;
d) assistance in securing a transfer of class sections;
e) assistance in arranging incompletes, leaves, or withdrawal;
f) issuance of a No-Contact/No Trespass order if the University determines that continued contact between a student who has made a complaint, a student who has been accused of sexual misconduct, and/or a witness would be detrimental to any of the parties' welfare;

DueProcess

The University will treat respondents with fairness and respect and will ensure that its investigations and disciplinary proceedings are conducted in accordance with principles of due process. A student who is accused of sexual misconduct may be assisted by an attorney or other advisor of their choosing.  A student who is accused of sexual misconduct and is being criminally prosecuted should consider seeking the assistance of an attorney.The Office of Judicial Affairs has judicial advocates available to assist students in preparing for their conduct hearing. For additional information on this program, please click here.

University Prohibition Against Knowingly False Complaints

The University prohibits students from knowingly making false complaints of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and sexual harassment).  Knowingly making false complaints of sexual misconduct constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.  However, a complaint made in good faith is not considered false merely because the evidence does not ultimately support the allegation of sexual misconduct.

Judicial Advocate Available

The Office of Judicial Affairs has judicial advocates available to assist students in preparing for their conduct hearing. For additional information on this program, please click here.

Protection Against Retaliation

Millersville University prohibits retaliatory action against any person making a complaint of sexual misconduct or against any person cooperating or assisting in the investigation of any complaint of sexual misconduct.  This includes any form of intimidation, threats, or harassment.  Acts of retaliation constitute a violation of University policy and of the Student Code of Conduct and will result in disciplinary action.  Respondents are informed of this provision and any retaliation should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.