Understanding Confidentiality

We expect all participants in University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) proceedings to maintain the confidentiality of the proceedings and any information obtained for the proceedings. The purpose of confidentiality is to encourage parties and witnesses to participate in UWC proceedings and share all the pertinent information they have to offer, which is essential to reaching a fair outcome.  If parties and witnesses fear that their participation or testimony in a UWC proceeding could be revealed, then concerns about reputation, social tension, or retaliation may cause them to keep silent. 

The University’s expectations and requirements in regard to confidentiality can be found here:  Statement on Confidentiality of UWC Proceedings.