Xavier University does not have any information on sexual assault prevention training. They have a clear definition of sexual assault, but it only includes intercourse and oral sex. The university has an affirmative consent policy, but their definition of affirmative consent only partially matches EROC’s definition. Retaliation against survivors is forbidden and a clear definition of retaliation is provided.
A Title IX Hearing Panel hears cases of sexual assault and makes decisions on responsibility and sanctions. Both of these decisions are made by majority vote. An Appellate Panel hears any appeals. It is not specified whether sanctions go into effect immediately or hold off until the end of appeals. Xavier University does not provide a sanctioning code for sexual assault specifically, only for sexual harassment more broadly. The university permits attorneys to be present during the investigation and adjudication process and provides an investigation timeline of 60 days. The number of cases and sanctions are not publicized and the university does not state whether investigators are trauma informed. Mediation in cases of sexual assault is not forbidden.
The university provides accommodations to survivors outside the adjudication process. Xavier University has a student health center, but it is unclear whether they have emergency contraception or a sexual assault center. The university does not have an advocacy center for sexual assault survivors on campus. They have 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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