Resources for Respondents

Respondents are defined as parties responding to a Title IX related allegation. Respondents have the right to due process and are always informed by the Title IX Office at the start of an investigation. Respondents have the right to respond to allegations and may present witnesses and evidence. Respondents in a Title IX investigation have a right to a support person and/or advisor of their choice.

The Title IX Office is a neutral office and protects the rights of both complainants and respondents in a Title IX investigation. Isabel Dees, the Title IX Officer, may answer questions that a respondent may have, including what to expect. You can contact Isabel Dees by emailing idees@ucsc.edu

Respondents may also contact respondent support services to learn more about their rights and/or the investigation and adjudication processes.

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