Complainants have the right to request confidentiality of a complaint of perceived bias. However, the University must weigh requests for confidentiality against the need to conduct a thorough investigation and properly address violations of University policy that impact the safety and security of the campus community. The University will attempt to keep complaints private to the extent possible and consistent with legal requirements and/or the university's requirement to investigate allegations and take appropriate action.
In order to protect the integrity of the inquiry, investigation, and resolution through the use of this process, all parties and witnesses are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the process. However, confidentiality is not ensured if disclosure is required by law, or if disclosure is necessary to report a crime or violation of law or to engage in concerted activity regarding terms or conditions of employment, or in relation to the right of a student respondent or complainant to re-disclose the outcome of the process under FERPA and/or Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) laws.