UC issues updated sexual harassment, sexual violence policy
The Office of the President on March 7 issued a new policy that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, provides support for victims and outlines training for faculty, staff and students. This policy builds on the university’s sexual harassment policy and conforms to requirements in the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which President Obama signed into law last spring.
“We have no tolerance for these crimes and welcome the opportunity to standardize, and clarify, our policies and procedures against them,” said UC President Janet Napolitano.
The university policy, which applies to students, faculty and staff, expands training and education, increases reporting requirements, and specifies sanctions and protective measures that the university may impose after a disciplinary determination against the perpetrator.
Training for new faculty, staff and students has been developed and is now available. Other changes to implement the policy will be developed at each UC location.
The policy will continue to evolve in response to the many thoughtful comments UC has received as well as to continue to address federal and state mandates and/or guidance.
Members of the university community who have questions or comments about the policy should contact the Title IX Officer at their location.