Marquette University has sexual assault prevention training that is in- person and includes bystander intervention. The university does not define sexual assault; they just define non-consensual sexual contact and non-consensual sexual intercourse. They have an affirmative consent policy, but their definition of affirmative consent only partially matches EROC’s definition. They forbid retaliation against survivors and provide a definition of what constitutes retaliation.
A single investigator looks into cases of sexual assault, but the Title IX Coordinator makes final decisions on responsibility and sanctions. The Title IX Coordinator also hears the appeal, and sanctions generally hold off until the end of the appeals process. Their sanctioning code provides a range of disciplinary actions from probation to expulsion. They allow an attorney to be present during the investigation and adjudication process, but state that Marquette’s legal counsel will also be present in those cases. Marquette University provides a 60-day timeline for investigations, does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions, does not specify whether investigators are trauma informed, and does not explicitly forbid mediation in cases of sexual assault.
They provide accommodations to survivors outside of the adjudication process “to the extent reasonable and feasible.” Marquette University has a student health center, but does not offer emergency contraception since they are a Catholic university. They also do not appear to have a sexual assault center and refer survivors to a local hospital. The university does not have an on-campus advocacy center for survivors. They provide information and resources on local rape crisis centers, but do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
March 1, 2017
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