Jackson State University’s definition of sexual assault is inclusive and encompasses acts other than penetration. The university does not appear to offer any sexual assault prevention training. The school forbids retaliation but does not provide a definition of retaliation.
Complaints of alleged sexual harassment by a student will be investigated under the Oversight of the University’s Title IX Coordinator. If that investigation results in a finding that sexual harassment has occurred, the Title IX Coordinator will file a complaint with the Department of Student Life and such complaint will be processed under the student disciplinary code. In those cases, the Title IX Coordinator will be identified as the Complainant and it will be the prerogative of the victim to determine in what capacity, if any, he/she will participate (i.e., co-complainant, witness, or no participation). Possible sanctions are listed. Attorneys are allowed to be present on behalf of both parties and are neither encouraged or discouraged from active participation in the investigative procedure. Appeals are allowed, but the process is not specified for what qualifies for an appeal. It is not clear whether sanctions go into place immediately or hold off until the end of appeals. The university does not specify a timeline for completing investigations or what kind of training investigators receive. Mediation is expressly forbidden for cases of sexual violence.
Survivors can access accommodations without filing an official report. Counseling and Disability Services offer counseling, but the university does not specify whether counselors are trained in sexual violence. The Jackson State University Health Center offers emergency contraception and STI testing. The Sexual Misconduct/Assault Response Team offers crisis intervention services as well as accompaniment in seeking services and accommodations. The school refers students to local hospitals to have evidentiary exams performed. Emergency medical services are available after hours. Jackson State University provides information on local rape crisis centers, but does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
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