If You've Been Accused - Respondent Services Coordinators

If you have been accused of sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, there are campus services available to help you understand your rights and the investigation and adjudication processes.

Students
Leilani Kupo
Calvin E. Bright Success Center
respondents@ucmerced.edu
Phone: 209-228-7252
Location: KL 222

Academic Appointees
Pam Moody
Academic Personnel
pmoody@ucmerced.edu 
Phone: 209-228-7644
Location: Promenade Suite D
(767 Yosemite Avenue)

Staff
A Respondent Services Coordinator is available for Staff and will be assigned on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Title IX Officer for any questions or concerns.

The respondent services coordinator can:

  • Help you understand your rights
  • Explain and help you navigate the investigation and adjudication processes, including formal hearings
  • Refer you to campus and community resources, such as for psychological counseling, legal services (including help understanding and complying with protection orders), alternative housing, academic changes and other needs
  • Assist with securing an interpreter or translator, if needed

It is important to note that respondent services coordinators are not legally required to maintain confidentiality. However, as a general practice, the coordinators will request signed consent from you before disclosing personally identifiable information.