The University of Idaho’s definition of sexual assault only includes acts of penetration. The University of Idaho provides sexual assault prevention training that is online and includes bystander intervention, but it is unclear whether it is required. While there is an affirmative consent policy, it only partially matches EROC’s definition. The University of Idaho forbids and defines what retaliation.
Two investigators are assigned to each case, and they conduct investigations to determine a finding of responsibility, which they then present to the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students determines sanctions based on the findings of the investigators. Recommended sanctions for Code of Conduct violations are listed, but not recommended sanctions for sexual violence. Both parties are allowed an advisor of their choosing, and attorneys are not forbidden from this role. Respondents may request to review the sanction with the University Student Disciplinary Review Board. It is unclear whether sanctions hold off until appeals are completed or if they go into place immediately. The university specifies that the investigation should be completed within 60 days except in complex cases. It is unclear whether mediation is explicitly unavailable in cases of sexual assault. They also do not specify whether investigators are trauma informed.
The University of Idaho does not provide any information on accommodations for complainants outside of the investigation and adjudication process. The university has a psychiatrist on campus, although it is unclear whether they are trained specifically in working with survivors The university has a student health clinic, Student Health Services, which offers STI testing though it is unclear whether emergency contraception is available. The health center does not include a sexual assault center and they refer survivors to a local hospital in order to have a rape kit completed. There isn’t an on-campus sexual assault advocacy center, but the university does provide information on local rape crisis centers. It is not stated whether campus police are trauma informed.
October 15, 2017
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