Prairie View A&M’s definition of sexual assault includes acts other than penetration. They also require in-person sexual assault prevention that includes bystander intervention training. The school forbids but does not define retaliation.
The Title IX Coordinator conducts investigations. The student conduct panel, composed of 3-5 members, determines the finding of responsibility by majority vote by reviewing the investigative report. It is unclear who determines the sanction. Possible sanctions are listed. It appears that attorneys may be present on behalf of both parties. Both parties may appeal the decision to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and appeals apply to both finding of responsibility and sanctions in the same process. Sanctions go into effect immediately rather than holding off until the end of appeals. The university specifies a timeline of 55-60 days for completing investigations. Investigators are not trauma informed and mediation is not explicitly barred in cases of sexual violence.
It is unclear whether survivors may access accommodations without filing an official report. Yes, Student Counseling Services offers counseling. They do not specify if counselors are trained, but do state that crisis intervention is available. The Owens Franklin Health Center offers health services, but specific services are not described. There is no sexual assault crisis center or after hours medical services on campus, but the school does refer survivors to local medical services to have evidentiary exams performed. There is a single advocate available for survivors. The school does not provide information on local rape crisis centers. The school does not describe what kind of training campus police receive.
November 4, 2017