Morehouse College does not provide any information on sexual assault prevention programs. They have a definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse as well as an affirmative consent policy that matches EROC’s definition. Retaliation against survivors is forbidden and a clear definition of retaliation is provided.
The Title IX Coordinator or a designee conducts investigations. A Determination Panel is assembled by the Title IX Coordinator makes findings of responsibility and assigns sanctions. It is unclear whether this is done by majority vote or whether this decision must be unanimous. The Vice President for Student Development, or their designee, hears appeals. Morehouse does not specify whether sanctions go into effect immediately or hold off until the end of the appeals process. Additionally, Morehouse College does not provide a sanctioning code, does not forbid mediation in cases of sexual assault, and does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. Students are allowed to have an attorney present during the investigation and adjudication process and the university specifies a 60-day investigation timeline. Investigators are stated to have received training but it is not specified that they are trauma informed.
Morehouse College provides accommodations to survivors outside the adjudication process. Counseling services are available. There is a Student Health Center that provides sexual assault services and STI testing and does not have a sexual assault center. They do not have an on-campus advocacy center for sexual assault survivors, do not have information on local rape crisis centers, and do not state whether campus police are trauma informed.
November 3, 2017
https://www.morehouse.edu/media/titleix/Sexual-Misconduct-Policy.pdf http://www.morehouse.edu/media/studentconduct/Sexual%20Misconduct%20Procedures%20(FINAL).pdf https://www.morehouse.edu/media/campussafety/2016-Annual-Security-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf