The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) provides sexual assault prevention training that is online and includes bystander intervention. The training is not required upon matriculation. They provide two contradictory definitions of sexual assault on two different sections on the website, one of which includes acts other than penetration and one of which does not. While UNLV’s definition of consent only matches three of EROC’s five requirements: that consent is voluntary, affirmative, and conscious agreement to engage in sexual activity, that consent can be revoked at any time, and that coercion or threat of force cannot be used to establish consent.. They define and forbid retaliation.
A designee of the Office of Student Conduct reviews the incident and assesses the information provided to start the investigation. There is a Hearing Panel which must vote by majority to find a student responsible for a violation. They vote on the basis of "whether it is more likely than not" that the student was responsible. The hearing panel recommends sanctions to the Vice President of Student Affairs for approval. Possible sanctions are listed. Although each party may have an advisor, UNLV policy only explicitly states that the respondent may obtain an attorney as an advisor at any time during the proceeding. The appeal applies to both the finding of responsibility and the sanction. The appeal is explicitly "not a new hearing" but "members of the appeal panel shall not have served in the original formal hearing." There are not separate processes to appeal the finding of responsibility and the sanction. Sanctions go into place after the appeals process is completed, unless the Vice President of Student Affairs grants an exception. UNLV specifies that investigations should be completed within 60 days of the complaint. It does not state that investigators are trauma informed. UNLV says mediation may be “unrealistic” in some situations.
UNLV provides accommodations for survivors outside of the adjudication process “if such changes are reasonably available.” Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling services. The Student Health Center offers STI testing, and refers students to off-campus urgent care centers for after-hours treatment. There is no center for sexual assault crisis intervention services. The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center offers Campus Advocacy Resource Empowerment (CARE) advocates and counselors and provides events and programming. UNLV provides information on local rape crisis centers. They do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
October 25, 2017
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