Statement of Student Rights

A student who reports a violation of the sexual misconduct policy is entitled:

  • To be treated with respect by college officials.
  • To be made aware of available options.
  • To take advantage of campus support resources.
  • To experience a safe living and educational environment. Students should consult with a dean in the Student Life Office.
  • To be made aware of options that are available including the aforementioned support resources, remedial actions, timeframe to file a complaint and resolution options.
  • To be advised of the status of an investigation, remedial actions that have been taken, preparations for an on-campus hearing, the outcome of a hearing and assessed sanctions (if appropriate), whether an appeal has been filed and/or the outcome of an appeal.
  • To have an advisor present during a Luther College Hearing Board hearing in accordance with the Luther Code of Student Conduct.
  • To have irrelevant prior sexual history disallowed in a Luther College Hearing Board hearing.
  • To refuse to have an allegation resolved through informal resolution procedures.
  • To not be prosecuted for minor misconduct that is ancillary to the incident that is a violation of this policy.
  • To be free from retaliation.

A student respondent of a violation of the sexual misconduct policy is entitled:

  • To be treated with respect by college officials.
  • To take advantage of campus support resources.
  • To have an advisor during a Luther College Hearing Board hearing in accordance with the Luther College Code of Student Conduct.
  • To be advised of the status of an investigation, remedial actions that have been taken, preparations for an on-campus hearing, the outcome of a hearing and assessed sanctions (if appropriate), whether an appeal has been filed and/or the outcome of an appeal.
  • To have irrelevant prior sexual history disallowed in a Luther College Hearing Board hearing.
  • To refuse to have an allegation resolved through informal resolution procedures.
  • To be heard in accordance with the Luther College Code of Student Conduct.