The University of Oklahoma has sexual assault prevention training that is in-person. However, they do not appear to offer bystander intervention training. The university has a clear definition of sexual assault that includes acts other than intercourse. It also has an affirmative consent policy, but their definition of affirmative consent only partially matches EROC’s definition. They forbid retaliation against survivors and define what constitutes retaliation.
A Sexual Misconduct Officer makes a finding of responsibility. It is unclear who decides on the sanctions; they simply state that the Sexual Misconduct Officer notifies the appropriate administrative officer of the findings and may recommend actions to be taken. The University of Oklahoma does not provide a sanctioning code and does not publicize the number of cases and sanctions. They also do not provide clear information on the appeals process. They give an investigation timeline of 60 days, do not state that mediation is unavailable in cases of sexual assault, and do not specify whether investigators are trauma informed.
Accommodations are available to survivors outside of the investigation and adjudication process and are available even without a formal complaint or investigation. University of Oklahoma has a student health center, but it is unclear whether emergency contraception is available and they do not appear to have a sexual assault center. The university does not have an on-campus advocacy center for sexual assault survivors. They provide information and resources on local rape crisis centers, but do not specify whether campus police are trauma informed.
March 1, 2017
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