North Carolina A&T’s definition of sexual assault is inclusive and encompasses acts other than penetration. The university requires in-person sexual assault prevention training that includes bystander intervention training. North Carolina A&T’s definition of consent only partially matches EROC’s definition of affirmative consent. The school defines and forbids retaliation.
The Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students conducts investigations. A designee determines the finding of responsibility. It is not clear who determines sanctions, or how. Possible sanctions are listed. Attorneys for each party are allowed to be present and to participate in the investigative process. North Carolina A&T’s appeals process involves a review by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Chancellor and possibly the Board of Governors. There is no other information on the appeals process or how decisions are made. It is unclear whether sanctions hold off until the end of appeals or go into place immediately. There is no specified timeline for completing investigations. Investigators are not described as trauma informed. Mediation is explicitly unavailable for cases of sexual violence.
It is unclear whether survivors can access accommodations without filing an official report, and it is implied that there is mandatory reporting to campus police. The Office of Counseling Services offers counseling, though it does not specify whether counselors are trained in working with sexual assault survivors. The Student Health Center offers STI testing, emergency contraception, SANE exams, and other sexual assault services. The Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) offers sexual assault crisis intervention and assists survivors in finding resources. The university refers survivors to local medical services to obtain evidentiary exams. It is unclear whether emergency on-campus medical resources are available after hours. The CCRT also provides programming and accompaniment in seeking services and accommodations. The school provides information on local rape crisis centers. There was no information available on whether campus police are trauma informed or receive any kind of training on working with survivors.
November 1, 2017
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