There is sexual assault prevention training that includes bystander intervention, but it is unclear whether it is in-person. The University of Nevada, Reno’s definition of sexual assault only includes penetration and not other acts. They do have an affirmative consent policy and their definition of affirmative consent matches EROC’s definition. The university forbids retaliation against complainants and provides a definition of what retaliation includes.
The President of University of Nevada, Reno designates a primary officer to process all complaints. The university states that at the end of the investigation a finding and recommendation will be made to the “appropriate management.” However, this recommendation is advisory only and the “appropriate management” makes a final decision. They do not specify who the appropriate management is, how that decision is made, and whether the same group or panel decides on sanctions as well. They also do not provide any information about the appeals process. The university does not provide a sanctioning code, does not specify whether an attorney can be present during the investigation process, and does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. They specify an investigation timeline of 45 days and do not specify whether mediation is unavailable in cases of sexual violence. Investigators are trauma informed.
The University of Nevada, Reno provides accommodations to survivors outside of the adjudication process. There is a student health center that provides emergency contraception. However, the student health center does not appear to have a sexual assault center and they refer survivors to a local hospital. There is a “victim advocates program” on campus and they provide information and resources on local rape crisis centers. They do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
March 1, 2017
https://www.unr.edu/shc/services/Womens-Services.html http://www.unr.edu/counseling/sexual-assault-procedures http://www.unr.edu/eotix/policy-against-discrimination-and-sexual-harassment