The right of the victim to submit a list of questions related to the
alleged incident, prior to the hearing, that she/he feels the accused
should be asked during the hearing process.
The right not to have her/his irrelevant past conduct, including
sexual history, discussed during the hearing process.
Additionally no person will print, publish or broadcast or cause or allow to be
printed published or broadcast, in any instrument of mass communication, the
name, address or other identifying fact or information of the victim of any sexual
The Dean of for Student Affairs will coordinate victim assistance for victims and
their families. Such assistance may include services provided by external sources
that may be more qualified to assist victims.
IV. AWARENESS EDUCATION
The Dean of Student Affairs will be responsible for developing and implementing
an educational program to assure campus awareness of the problems and the
needs and rights of victims. This sexual assault policy and procedure will be
included in the Student Handbook (Code of Student Conduct) which will be
discussed at orientation and disseminated during registration. Additionally, the
student newsletter “VOICES”will periodically publish this rule.
V. RESPONSES TO REPORTS OF SEXUAL BATTERY
Generally, the Provost will be the first department contacted after an incident
occurs at a campus. A local law enforcement agency will be notified and the
incident will be referred to the agency.
The following reporting guidelines are developed for members of the campus
If an incident is reported, recognize that the individual might be
struggling with painful feelings -- denial, fear, embarrassment, or
rage-- when seeking assistance. To build trust and to assist the
individual in getting further help, validate the courage she/he has
shown in talking to you and assure her that she/he need not be alone
in her/his struggle with this issue. Keep in mind that while no one
invites sexual assault, many people may feel that it was the victim’s
fault. Be careful not to suggest that the individual is at fault (by
asking, for example, “What were you doing out so late?”). This may
contribute to feelings of guilt and impede the healing process.
Urge the individual to seek assistance from campus support services.
Offer to accompany the individual to the Provost.