|UCSC Home | Where are We Located? | Online Trainings & Workshops | UCSC Policies | Related Links | Legal Updates|
is Sexual Assault?
1. To be consensual, there must be ". . . positive cooperation"
and "the person must act freely and voluntarily . . ." (See
Penal Code, 261.6 for complete definition.)
Reporting Sexual Assault, Rape and Sexual Harassment to the Title IX Officer.
The UCSC Policy on Sexual Assault applies to all students, staff, and academic appointees, and to members of the off-campus community who are participating in a University sponsored program or event.
Sexual assault, rape, and sexual harassment are violations of state and federal laws, UCSC policy, the Student Code of Conduct, personnel policies for staff members and academic appointees. Any person who is the target of a sex offense should consult with the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Officer (SHO) (459-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive information about your options and to receive referrals to appropriate resources.
If you have been the target of a sexual assault, including rape, you may request an administrative investigation by the Title IX/SHO (459-2462, 105 Kerr Hall), with or without filing a police report as explained above. In addition to rape, as defined by California law, UCSC will not tolerate any non-consensual penetration, however slight, or non-consensual fellatio or cunnilingus, and the university will take appropriate administrative action when such are reported. A Title IX investigation is not a criminal procedure. The Title IX/SHO will not initiate an investigation without the written consent of the survivor. The Title IX/SHO treats all conversations with students, faculty, and staff with the highest level of confidentiality, and will always respect a survivor's request for anonymity.
The Title IX/SHO will complete a fact-finding report that will be submitted to the appropriate campus officials. Sanctions for the accused may be proposed. In proven cases of sexual assault and rape the sanction will be either suspension or dismissal from UCSC. In addition, the Title IX/SHO will ensure that appropriate actions are taken to aid the complainant, i.e. academic assistance, counseling referrals, housing assistance, permanent no contact restrictions for the accused, and protection from retaliation.
What about Sexual Harassment?
The only threshold a student must meet to receive assistance from the Title IX/SHO is if you are the target of uninvited or unwelcome or unsolicited or unwanted conduct which is being directed at you because of your sex (male or female). The following lists some behaviors which could be construed as sexual harassment.
The investigatory procedure for sexual harassment is the same procedure discussed in the above section on sexual assault. If you have questions or just want to inquire about sexual harassment or sex discrimination; if you want to make a report or file a complaint; if you want an educational seminar for any campus group or if you want information, advice, referrals, and/or copies of the UCSC Policy on Sexual Assault, the UC Policy on Sexual Harassment, and Procedures for Reports of Sexual Assault(s) and Sexual Harassment or copies of the Sexual Harassment Annual Report please contact the Title IX/SHO.
Contact Rita Walker , Title IX Officer: 105 Kerr Hall . email: email@example.com . phone 831.459.2462 * 831.459.4825