Indiana University Bloomington defines non-consensual sexual penetration and non-consensual sexual contact rather than sexual assault. IU Bloomington requires online sexual assault prevention training that includes bystander intervention, with in-person training available upon request. The university also has an affirmative consent policy that matches EROC’s definition of affirmative consent. Indiana University Bloomington forbids and defines retaliation.
A single investigator conducts the investigation and submits a report. A hearing panel will then determine the finding of responsibility and sanctions after a hearing. It is not specified whether the panel makes the decision by majority vote or whether the sanctioning decision must be unanimous. Indiana University Bloomington provides a sanctioning code with sanctions ranging from warnings, counseling, or required educational training to permanent expulsion. Each party may have an advisor of their choosing, though the advisors are not allowed to participate in the investigative procedure and it is not specified whether the advisor may be an attorney. Each party may appeal the decision by submitting a written appeal to the Office of Student Ethics. It is not clear whether sanctions hold off until the end of appeals or if they go into effect immediately. The university specifies a timeline of 60 days for completing investigations. The university states that investigators are “trained”, not trauma informed. Mediation is explicitly unavailable in cases of sexual violence
Indiana University Bloomington provides accommodations to survivors outside of the adjudication process. The Sexual Assault Crisis Service within Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling and is staffed by counselors trained in working with survivors. They have a student health center that includes the Sexual Assault Crisis Service that provides SANE exams, sexual assault services, and STI testing. Medical services are not available after hours. Indiana University Bloomington has an advocacy center, the Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy, which provide counseling and works with the counseling center to provide support. IU Bloomington provides information and resources on local rape crisis centers. The university does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
October 31, 2017
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