Report 2013-124 Recommendation 36 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 #36 To: University of California, Berkeley

All universities should appropriately post the university's policy on sexual harassment. The policy should be posted prominently in the university's main administrative building and in other areas on campus where notices are posted, including key locations such as residence halls and athletic facilities. Similarly, the notice of nondiscrimination should be posted prominently throughout the university. If, because of the length of the policy on sexual harassment, it is not effective to post it in its entirety, the universities should post summary information that explains how students can access the full policy.

6-Month Agency Response

The University's policy on sexual harassment and notice of nondiscrimination are disseminated electronically by the Chancellor at the beginning of each academic year. The campus annual security report containing the full Student Code of Conduct and prominent links to the UC Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence and the sexual violence survivor support website, and educational resources is disseminated to every student in October. Included in student orientation materials is information on confidential resources, reporting options, and how to file a complaint. Additionally, the campus launched a public awareness campaign on sexual violence targeted to undergraduate students at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Posters, flyers and other materials refer students to survivorsupport.berkeley.edu for information, policies and resources.

  • Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: December 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

Policy will be distributed to campus via email from the Chancellor at the beginning of Fall 2014 term, and then annually going forward. Additionally, campus will launch a public awareness campaign on sexual violence targeted to undergraduate students at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Posters, flyers and other materials will refer students to survivorsupport.berkeley.edu for information, policies and resources.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

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


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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