The University of Minnesota provides in-person sexual assault prevention training that includes bystander intervention. They have a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. They also have an affirmative consent policy and their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s. Retaliation is forbidden but not defined.
A panel determines the finding of responsibility and sanctions. These decisions are made by a majority vote. They do not specify a sanctioning code and do not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. The University of Minnesota states that the survivor is allowed to have an advocate and the accused is allowed to have an attorney. They do not specify whether the advocate that the survivor is entitled to can be an attorney. The investigation timeline is one month. The Provost, or another administrator as designated by the Provost, reviews appeals and the university does not specify whether sanctions go into effect immediately or hold off until the end of appeals. The university does not forbid mediation in cases of sexual assault and does not specify whether investigators are trauma-informed.
Accommodations are available to survivors outside of the adjudication process. The University of Minnesota also has a student health center with emergency contraception available. However, the health center does not have a sexual assault center and an evidentiary exam cannot be performed there. There is a center for gender-based violence on campus called The Aurora Center and information on local rape crisis centers is provided. The university does not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
August 30, 2017
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Accommodations are available to survivors outside of the adjudication process. The University Counseling Center offers counseling but it does not state if they are specifically trained to work with sexual assault survivors. The University of Mississippi has a Student Health Center that provides SANE exams, emergency contraception, and STI testing. They do not have a sexual assault crisis center in the student health center and do refer survivors to a local hospital in order to have an evidentiary exam performed. The university has an on-campus Violence Prevention Office that also provides advocacy in investigations and accompaniment in seeking services and accommodations. The school does provide information on local rape crisis centers. They do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.