They do not define sexual assault, just provide examples. Brigham Young University requires sexual assault prevention training that is in-person and includes bystander intervention. The university has an affirmative consent policy and their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s. They define and forbid retaliation.
The Title IX Coordinator selects an investigator. Generally, this is the Assistant to the Associate Dean of Students. The Investigator will determine whether the respondent is responsible and communicate findings to the Honor Code Office. The Investigator may provide a recommendation of sanctions, but ultimately the Honor Code Office determines the sanctions. Possible sanctions are listed. It is unclear whether parties may have attorneys present. The Dean of Students reviews appeals with sanctions that include suspension or dismissal and the Associate Dean reviews all other appeals. The university does not specify whether sanctions go into effect immediately or hold off until the end of appeals. Brigham Young University sets an investigation timeline of 60 days. It is unclear whether they are encouraging or discouraging mediation in cases of sexual violence. They state that complainants who have been subject to sexual misconduct can resolve things through mediation, but also says that it is not appropriate in cases of sexual violence. The university does not state that its investigators are trauma informed, only that they have received training.
They provide accommodations to survivors outside of the investigation process “if requested and reasonably available.” BYU Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling, and the Student Health Center offers medical services, although it is unclear which specific services are available. There is no sexual assault crisis center and the school refers students to local hospitals for resources and evidentiary exams. There is an on-campus advocacy center for sexual assault survivors called Women’s Services and Resources, which provides events and programming as well as information and resources for local rape crisis centers. BYU does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
October 24, 2017
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