They have a definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. California State University (CSU), Northridge offers sexual assault prevention training that is in-person and online, although it does not include bystander intervention training and it is not required. The university has an affirmative consent policy, and their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s definition. The university forbids and defines retaliation.
The Title IX coordinator serves as the investigator and issues the finding of responsibility. It is unclear who decides on the sanction. CSU Northridge does not have a sanction code and attorneys for both parties are only allowed at hearings at the campus President’s discretion. They do not specify what the appeals process looks like or whether sanctions are postponed until after the appeals or go into effect immediately. The university specifies that investigations should generally be completed within a 60-day timeframe. The university does not mention whether investigators are trauma informed, though investigators receive training " on sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, including how to conduct a process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability". CSU Northridge does not explicitly bar mediation in cases of sexual violence.
CSU Northridge students may access accommodations without filing an official report. University Counseling Services are offered for survivors, but it is not clear if they are trained in working with sexual assault survivors. There is a Care Advocate and a Helpline. CSU Northridge’s Klotz Student Health Center. The Center provides emergency contraception and STI testing. They do not have a center that provides crisis services for sexual assault survivors and medical services are not available after hours. The university does not have an on-campus sexual assault advocacy center but provides information on local rape crisis centers. They do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
November 3, 2017
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