What are Resources For Respondents?

University Support and Accommodations:

The UO is committed to a fair, unbiased, and consistent learning environment where every student is treated with dignity and respect and is granted all procedural protections afforded by the Student Conduct Code.

Upon request, the university can provide interim measures to support Respondents including: making transportation and work arrangements, making financial aid accommodations, providing visa and immigration assistance, or connecting with off-campus resources. The Respondent Support Services person who reaches out to you can assist in arranging these types of interim measures, as well as Deputy Coordinators, the Dean of Students office and the Title IX Coordinator’s designees. 

Respondent Support Person

The Office of the Dean of Students can provide students accused of code violations with a support person to help them understand available resources and provide some guidance them as they navigate the conduct process. This includes providing a safe, non-confidential but supportive listening space and helping the Respondent navigate family and community impacts and on and off-campus resources. For this reason, a Respondent Support volunteer will reach out to students accused of conduct code violations at the request of the Director of Student conduct or the Title IX Coordinator.

It is important to understand that the Respondent support person IS NOT:

  • An advisor or process advocate on behalf of a Respondent.
  • A confidential resource - confidential resources for Respondents are listed below.
  • Providing legal advice - legal advice should be sought through an attorney.

The Respondent support person CAN serve in the following capacities:

  • Attend meetings (investigative conversations, housing removal/relocation discussions, resolution agreement discussions, e.g.) as a support person
  • Review documents and materials from investigation, final report, and sanctioning agreements as requested to assist the student in understanding the process
  • Provide general support with appropriate academic or other reasonable accommodations responsive to the impacts of the process
  • Navigate logistical challenges such as interim suspensions or restrictions of privileges, access to dining facilities and other needs
  • Assist with referrals to counseling and/or psychological services, or helping you find resources such as legal counsel, interpreter/translation services, and other resources for specific student populations such as graduate and international students or GEs.

Counseling Services

The University Counseling Center offers confidential support, evaluation, and counseling for students experiencing personal difficulties including being accused of conduct code violations. Professional counseling staff, licensed psychologists or therapists with experience these issues are available to assist students with personal counseling.Students can make an appointment with the University Counseling Center by calling 541‑346‑3227 and asking to make an appointment with someone, or by attending drop-in hours most weekdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm.  

Health Services

The University Health Center is committed to providing students with physical and emotional care at all times.The medical team provides services including emergency contraception, antibiotics to prevent infection, and physical exams and other services. Staff also treat students who are experiencing difficulty sleeping, anxiety, or depression. In addition, they can provide access to other resources, including referrals to on- and off-campus support services.

Housing Assistance

Students may no longer feel safe in their current living situation. The University can assist students with a variety of housing options depending on their specific circumstances.

  • On-campus housing accommodations: For students who live on campus, there are several options for alternate campus housing. Typically, there is option of moving to an alternate housing location on campus. 
  • Off-campus housing accommodations: Students living off campus should contact the ASUO Office of Student Advocacy to discuss issues with off campus housing. (541) 346-3722

Other University of Oregon Resources for Respondents

Off-Campus Services