Arizona State University (ASU) requires sexual assault prevention training that is online and includes bystander intervention. They have a definition of sexual assault that is inclusive and encompasses acts other than intercourse. ASU has an affirmative consent policy that meets EROC’s requirements. The university defines and forbids retaliation against complainants.
The Dean of Students or a designee investigates sexual assault complaints and decides on the finding of responsibility and sanctions. A hearing board hears appeals of both findings of responsibility and of sanctions and makes decisions by majority vote. The Senior Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services makes a final decision which affirms, denies, or accepts the hearing board’s recommendation with modifications. Sanctions are on hold until the hearing board reviews the case and makes a final decision. Possible sanctions are not listed. Both parties may retain an attorney at their own cost, and attorneys are neither encouraged or discouraged from active participation in the investigative procedure. The university specifies a timeline of 60 days for completing investigations. They do not publicize the number of cases and sanctions, and do not specify whether investigators are trauma-informed. The university specifies that mediation may not be used in cases of sexual assault.
The university provides accommodations to complainants outside of the investigation and adjudication process. ASU Counseling Services offers counseling, but it is unclear whether counselors are trained in working with survivors. ASU Health Services offers sexual assault services and STI testing. They do not have a center that specifically offers sexual assault crisis intervention services. They do not have a sexual assault advocacy center on campus and do provide information on local rape crisis centers. The university does not say that campus police are trauma informed.
October 15, 2017
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