For Victims: The university provides amnesty to victims who may be hesitant to report to WTAMU officials because they fear that they themselves may be accused of rule/procedure violations, such as underage drinking, at the time of the incident. Educational options will be explored, but no conduct proceedings or conduct record will result.

For Those Who Offer Assistance: To encourage students to offer help and assistance to others, the university pursues a rule/procedure of amnesty for minor violations when students offer help to other in need. At the discretion of the Executive Director of Title IX & Community Standards, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case basis to the person receiving assistance. Educational options will be explored, but no conduct proceedings or conduct record will result. 

For Those Report Serious Violations: Students who are engaged in minor violations but who choose to bring related serious violations by others to the attention of the university are offered amnesty for their minor violations. Educational options will be explored, but no conduct proceedings or record will result. Abuse of amnesty requests can result in a decision by the VP of Student Affairs not to extend amnesty to the same person repeatedly. 

For Those Who Act in Good Faith: A person acting in good faith who reports or assists in the investigation of a report of an incident, who testifies or otherwise participates in a disciplinary process, may not be subject to disciplinary action. A student who reports being the victim of, or a witness to, an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking may not be subject to institutional disciplinary proceedings. 

Anonymity: WTAMU understands the sensitive nature of some incidents of alleged misconduct. Further, the university is mindful of a complainants' desire, in some cases, to report an incident without disclosing their name or other identifying information. WTAMU will respect a student's request for anonymity to the extent allowed by law. Doing so can often make it more difficult to investigate an incident thoroughly and effectively. The university will work with each student to find the approach that best fits the student's wants and needs in accordance with applicable law. 

Retaliation: Retaliation is defined as intentional, adverse action, or attempts at adverse action, (including online) taken that harms an individual as reprisal for filing or participating in a conduct process, grievance process, Title IX investigation, or other protected activity. Any and all forms of retaliation are strictly prohibited.