All universities should create and use a document to share with students that explains what students should expect from the complaint process. At a minimum, it should include an overview of the university's sexual harassment policy, the investigation process, relevant timelines, the legal standard that must be applied to the investigation, and issues related to confidentiality, as well as expectations regarding notification of case status updates and outcomes.
CSU, Chico has developed a handout (Title IX/DHR Fact Sheet for Students) that provides a brief overview of what students should expect from the complaint process. All prospective complainants are also given extensive Victim's Rights information, and a copy of the complete Executive Order which details the investigation process and standards used.
CSU, Chico is developing a handout (Complaint Process Fact Sheet) that will provide a brief overview of what students should expect from the complaint process. All prospective complainants will also be given a more extensive Victim's Rights packet.
Development and evaluation of these resources will be completed during the fall, with implementation in early 2015.
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