3.9 Confidentiality

  1. In order to empower community members to voice concerns and bring complaints, the confidentiality of all parties will be protected to the greatest extent possible. However, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
  2. Alleged victims, third-party complainants, and respondents are expected to maintain confidentiality as well. They are not prohibited from discussing the situation outside of the work or educational environment. However, the matter should not be discussed with individuals who are members of their University work or educational environment.
  3. Dissemination of documents relating to complaints of Human Rights Policy violations and/or to the investigation of such complaints, other than as necessary to pursue an appeal, grievance, or other legal or administrative proceeding, is prohibited.
  4. Failure to maintain confidentiality by a respondent may be considered to be a form of retaliation in violation of II-3.7 of this policy. Failure to maintain confidentiality by any party (alleged victim, third-party complainant, or respondent) may result in sanctions.