Wayne State College

VAWA: A Resource Guide for Students on Sexual Misconduct

Your Rights

The College strives to provide members of the campus community with fair and equitable resolution processes that include both formal and informal options.


  • Reporting parties have the right to notify law enforcement of incidents and to receive assistance from campus personnel in doing so.
  • Reporting parties may decline to report to law enforcement if they so wish.
  • Reporting parties have the right to have their allegations investigated and resolved internally by the College.


  • All members of the campus community have the right to have reported incidents addressed according to the published College procedures.
  • All parties have equal opportunities to have a support person of their choosing or offered by the institution present throughout all resolution proceedings (including intake, interviews, hearings, etc.). This person can be an advisor, advocate, attorney, family member, friend, faculty member, etc.
  • All parties have the right to written notice of the outcome of sexual misconduct resolution proceedings. Reporting parties, their supporters, and witnesses have a right to be free from retaliation.


  • Students have a right to be notified of their ability to access campus counseling and health services.
  • Students and employees have a right to be notified of on-and off-campus supportive resources.
  • All parties involved in sexual misconduct allegations will receive the information and assistance needed to effectively participate in all proceedings.
  • Reporting parties can contact the Title IX Coordinator or Campus Safety in requesting information about or enforcing orders of protection, no contact orders, restraining orders, or similar lawful orders issued by criminal, civil, or tribal courts.


The College may take whatever steps are deemed necessary to appropriately respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, protect students’ rights, and keep members of the campus community safe from further harm.

Measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Issuing interim suspensions.
  • Reporting incidents to local police and/or prosecutors.
  • Referring to counseling and health services.
  • Referring to the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Providing education to the community.
  • Altering the housing situation of the reporting or responding party.
  • Altering work arrangements for employees.
  • Providing campus escorts.
  • Providing transportation assistance.
  • Implementing contact limitations between the parties.
  • Offering adjustments to academic deadlines, course schedules, etc.

These measures are available to the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator regardless of whether a reporting party seeks formal resolution or makes a crime report.