Report 2013-124 Recommendation 26 Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #26 To: Chico, California State University

To ensure compliance with federal law and guidance, all universities should review their educational programs for incoming students and employees and modify them as needed, as outlined in the Reauthorization Act and the 2014 guidance issued by the OCR.

1-Year Agency Response

Staff and faculty orientation was reviewed for compliance with the Reauthorization Act and the 2014 OCR guidance, and now includes specific information on reporting obligations concerning Title IX matters such as where to make such reports, how to advise students concerning the obligation to makes such reports, and resources to ensure that victims are not revictimized. Attendees are also provided hardcopies of relevant policies and the campus wide electronic notice that is issued near the start of each academic year. The information provided at new employee orientation is intended to be a stepping stone for the more detailed training provided to employees as per recommendation No. 6. The combination of these two pieces will ensure that employees receive the most pressing information shortly after hire, and the remaining aspects of the recommended information upon prompt completion of the required training.

The incoming student training concerning sexual violence has been updated to include site specific information and resources for victims and others desiring to make reports. During completion of the student training module, students must click a box acknowledging receipt of our university policies and resources in order to successfully complete the program.

  • Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

To ensure compliance with federal law and guidance, staff and faculty orientation now includes specific information on reporting obligations concerning Title IX matters including where to make such reports, how to advise students concerning the obligation to makes such reports, and resources to ensure that victims are not revictimized. Attendees are also provided hardcopies of relevant policies and the campus wide electronic notice that is issued near the start of each semester. The information provided at new employee orientation is intended to be a stepping stone for the more detailed training provided to employees as per recommendation No. 6. The combination of these two pieces will ensure that employees receive the most pressing information shortly after hire, and the remaining aspects of the recommended information upon prompt completion of the required training. Full implementation will be in place upon completion of our meet and confer obligations as outlined in our response to recommendation No. 6

The incoming student training concerning sexual violence has been updated to include site specific information and resources for victims and others desiring to make reports. During completion of the student training module, students must click a box acknowledging receipt of our university policies and resources in order to successfully complete the program.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

To ensure compliance with federal law and guidance, staff and faculty orientation now includes specific information on reporting obligations concerning Title IX matters. Attendees are also provided a hard copy of the campus wide electronic notice that is issued near the start of each semester.

The incoming student training concerning sexual violence has been updated to include site specific information and resources for victims and others desiring to make reports. During completion of the student training module, students must click a box acknowledging receipt of our university policies and resources in order to successfully complete the program.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

Chico State is still in the process of implementing changes to its educational programs for incoming students and employees. The changes it has made are still in draft form.


All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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