They only define non-consensual sexual contact, rather than sexual assault, but their definition includes acts other than penetration. Spelman College provides in-person sexual assault prevention training that does not include bystander intervention training and is not said to be required. Their definition of consent does not match EROC’s definition. They forbid retaliation against survivors and provide a definition of what constitutes retaliation.
Spelman University provides almost no information on the investigative process. It is unclear who conducts investigations, issues findings of responsibilities, issues sanctions, or what the appeals process is. It is also unclear whether parties may retain attorneys and when sanctions go into place. There is no specified timeline for completing investigation and no information on investigators being trauma informed or mediation being used in cases of sexual violence.
Spelman College explicitly states that it provides accommodations to survivors outside of the investigation and adjudication process. Counseling services are offered, though there is no information on specific services. Student Health Services offers emergency contraception and STI testing. There is no sexual assault crisis intervention. Spelman College does not have an on-campus advocacy center for survivors. Information on local rape crisis centers is not provided. Campus police are not stated to be trauma informed.
November 4, 2017
http://www.spelman.edu/docs/public-safety/2017-annual-campus-security-and-fire-report.pdf?sfvrsn=22 http://www.spelman.edu/title-ix/sexual-gender-based-discrimination http://www.spelman.edu/docs/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-brochure.pdf?sfvrsn=0 http://www.spelman.edu/title-ix/help-and-support/on-campus-support-resources