Officials with Responsibility for Investigation or Adjudication of Sexual Misconduct or Interpersonal Violence

The University will provide officials responsible for the investigation or adjudication of sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence under this Policy with at least 8 hours of annual training on issues related to sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, including:

  • The University’s Policy;
  • The relevant federal and State law concerning sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking;
  • The roles of the University, medical providers, law enforcement, and community agencies in ensuring a coordinated response to a reported incident of sexual violence;
  • The effects of trauma on a survivor;
  • The types of conduct that constitute sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, including same-sex violence;
  • Consent and the role drugs and alcohol use can have on the ability to consent;
  • Cultural sensitivity and compassionate communication skills for dealing with persons reporting sex discrimination, sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence;
  • Complainant-centered and trauma-informed response training;
  • Providing services to or assisting in locating services for complainant; and
  • How to conduct the University’s Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Investigation and Resolution Procedures in a way that protects the safety of complainants and promotes institutional accountability.