If you have been accused of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or other forms of interpersonal violence, you have support available to you. Just as your accuser has the right to have a support person, so do you.
You can contact the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Title IX Support to request a Title IX Resource Navigator who will act as a supportive resource. This person will be able to help you determine what your next steps are, give you information about the process, and will accompany you to any meetings you may have with Student Judicial Programs.
You may also choose to have someone else act as your support person, such as a friend, family member, or other trusted person. You can have both a Resource Navigator and an additional support person.
Being accused of sexual misconduct can be stressful. Your Resource Navigator can assist you with referrals for additional support through the Rice Counseling Center, Academic Advising, the Student Wellbeing Office and off-campus referrals if you choose.
Your wellbeing and safety are important to us. If you feel you are being threatened as a result of the accusation, we can assist you with a Rice-specific safety plan. It is also important that you cease contact with the accuser.