The university provides a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. Minnesota State University, Mankato does not provide any information on in-person or online sexual assault prevention training. They also have an affirmative consent policy, but their definition of affirmative consent only partially matches EROC’s definition. Retaliation against survivors is forbidden but not defined.
An investigator in the Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office conducts investigations, unless the university determines the office doesn't have jurisdiction. An "appropriate decision maker" determines a finding of responsibility after being given a report from the investigator. It is unclear how the decision maker is chosen. The same "appropriate decision maker" that determines the finding of responsibility determines the sanction. It does not appear to be made in conjunction with other decision makers. Possible sanctions are listed. It is unclear whether attorneys may be present during the investigation, and if so to what capacity. Appeals are submitted for both the finding of responsibility and the sanction. The same decision maker that makes the finding of responsibility and the sanction makes the decision about the appeal. Sanctions go into place after the appeals process is completed. There is no specified timeline for completing investigations. The investigators are trained, but do not specify what kind of training or use the words "trauma informed". The university does not say whether mediation is explicitly unavailable in cases of sexual assault.
Minnesota State University, Mankato does not specify whether it provides accommodations outside of the adjudication and investigation process. The school offers counseling through the Counseling Center. They have a Student Health Center that provides SANE exams, emergency contraception, and STI testing. It does not appear to have a sexual assault crisis center. Medical and counseling services are only available during business hours. There is no advocacy center on campus for sexual assault survivors and no information on whether campus police are trauma informed. They provide information and resources for local domestic abuse centers, but not for rape crisis centers.
November 4, 2017
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