Report 2013-124 Recommendation 53 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 #53 To: San Diego, California State University

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.

1-Year Agency Response

SDSU has created a document that summarizes the complaint process which is provided to all complainants. It includes an overview of the university's sexual harassment policy, the investigation process, relevant timelines, the legal standard that must be applied to the investigation, the differences between the informal vs. formal investigation process and issues related to confidentiality, as well as expectations regarding notification of case status updates and outcomes.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

The campus has initiated actions to implement this recommendation and is in the process of developing related tools and procedures.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

The campus has initiated actions to implement this recommendation and is in the process of developing related tools and procedures.

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

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


All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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