The University of Arrizona’s definition of sexual assault includes acts other than intercourse. The University of Arizona requires online sexual assault prevention training that includes bystander intervention. Their definition of consent matches EROC’s definition. The university has a policy that defines and forbids retaliation against complainants.
The Dean of Students Office investigator and/or the Office of Institutional Equity conducts investigations. A hearing officer decides whether or not to charge the respondent, although the process is unclear. The Vice President for Student Affairs appears to determine the sanction. Possible sanctions are listed. The university does specify that an attorney can be present for both parties during the investigation and adjudication process, although they are discouraged from actively participating in the investigative process. It appears that a University Hearing Board hears appeals for major sanctions. Interim suspensions may be in place during an appeal. The University of Arizona specifies a timeline of 60 days for completing the investigative process. They do not specify whether investigators are trauma-informed. It is not specified whether mediation is not allowed for cases of sexual violence.
It is unclear whether accommodations are available to complainants outside the adjudication process. Counseling services are offered, and they have help available specifically for survivors. The University of Arizona has a student health center, Campus Health, that offers emergency contraception, STI testing, and sexual assault services. They have a center that provides services for sexual assault survivors called the Oasis Sexual Assault and Trauma Services, which also provides accompaniment in seeking accommodations. The university provides information on rape crisis centers in the nearby community. The University of Arizona does not say that campus police are “trauma-informed,” but states that the officers are “trained in responding to victims of sexual assault.”
October 15, 2017
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