Report 2013-124 Recommendation 28 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 #28 To: University of California, Berkeley

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

The Title IX Officer reviews all mandated sexual harassment and sexual violence education content to ensure that it meets the requirements outlined in federal and state law. In addition, the Coordinated Community Review Team will participate in the coordination of prevention and awareness programs moving forward. This new committee replaces the Title IX Compliance Advisory Committee.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

Current educational programs for incoming students and employees will be reviewed systemwide during phase two of President Napolitano's Task Force for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

Current educational programs for incoming students and employees will be reviewed systemwide during phase two of President Napolitano's Task Force for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault.

All training programs have been updated and modified to reflect changes in federal law and the 2014 guidance issued by the OCR (Office for Civil Rights), including reporting responsibilities and information required under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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

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

The Office of the President through the Task Force for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault is planning to review training programs systemwide.


All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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