Primary Prevention and Awareness Programs

The University will provide primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees that include the following:

  • A statement that the University prohibits the offenses of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and a description of the University’s policies that prohibit this conduct;
  • The definition of consent and inability to consent, in reference to sexual activity, as defined in the applicable jurisdiction;
  • The definition of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking (or similar offenses) in this Policy and in the applicable jurisdiction;
  • The definition of retaliation as it relates to sexual violence;
  • A description of safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking against a person other than such individual;
  • Information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks;
  • The procedures that a complainant should follow if sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking has occurred, as described in this Policy;
  • The complainant’s options for reporting such incidents to the University, to University law enforcement, and to local law enforcement;
  • The complainant’s options for reporting such incidents to a confidential  advisor or other confidential resources;
  • Available survivor services;
  • The possible sanctions and protective measures that the University may impose following a final determination of a violation of University Policy regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking;
  • The procedures for University disciplinary action in cases of alleged sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, as described in this Policy, including the standard of proof that is used;
  • Information about how the University will protect the confidentiality of complainants, including how publicly-available recordkeeping will be accomplished without the inclusion of identifying information about the complainant, to the extent permissible by law, and how the University will maintain as confidential any accommodations or protective measures provided to the complainant, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the University to provide the accommodations or protective measures;
  • A statement that the University will provide written notification about existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid, and other services available for student and employee complainants both within the University and in the community;
  • A statement that the University will provide written notification to complainants about options for, and available assistance in, changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations or protective measures, if so requested by the complainant and if such accommodations are reasonably available, regardless of whether the complainant chooses to report the crime to campus security or local law enforcement; and
  • A statement that, when a complainant reports to the University that the complainant has been a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, the University will provide the complainant a written explanation of the complainant’s rights and options.