They have a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than penetration, though they do not include rape within their definition of sexual assault. New Mexico State University (NMSU) provides in-person sexual assault prevention training, but it does not appear to include bystander intervention and it doesn’t seem to be required. However, NMSU does not have an affirmative consent policy. The university forbids and defines retaliation.
It is unclear who the investigator is. They appear to indicate that it is someone from the Office of Institutional Equity. The Executive Vice President and Provost or designee makes a finding of responsibility in cases of sexual assault. It appears that the Assistant Dean of Students, Provost, Executive Vice President all may individually determine the sanction. These are not necessarily, but in some cases may be, the same individual who conducts the finding of responsibility. Possible sanctions are listed. The university does not make a statement about whether attorneys can be present during the investigation and adjudication process. There is no appeals process available. New Mexico State University specifies a timeline of 60 days for completing investigations. The university does not specify whether investigators are trauma informed, and they do not explicitly forbid mediation in cases of sexual violence.
It is unclear whether New Mexico State University offers accommodations for survivors outside of the adjudication process. The Aggie Health and Wellness Center offers counseling to students. It does not state if they are trained in working with survivors. It also offers STI testing. There is sexual assault crisis center, and the university refers survivors to local medical services to have SANE exams performed. On-campus medical services are not available after hours. There is no on-campus advocacy center for sexual assault survivors. The university provides information on local rape crisis centers and resources. They do not state that campus police are trauma informed.
November 4, 2017
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