Are you interested in becoming a victim of sexual assault? If so, you may be wondering who to contact for support. You may also be wondering where to turn to find out more about the UC Title IX office or campus police. Here are some FAQs for you to get started. They are not intended to replace legal advice, but rather to help you find the resources you need to get the help you need. And, of course, they may help you deal with the aftermath of a sexual assault.
UC Title IX
To file a complaint of sexual assault on UC’s campus, you must first contact the Title IX Coordinator. If you’re unsure who to contact, you may find the list of Title IX staff members and contact information below. To file a complaint, you must notify the Title IX Coordinator in writing, including your name, campus and telephone number. In some cases, the University may dismiss the formal complaint without an investigation, citing sex stereotypes and other specific circumstances. The University will notify both parties and allow them to appeal the decision.
The responsible employee must contact the Title IX office as soon as possible after an incident occurs. The responsible employee should be careful not to discuss the case with others, but must provide all relevant information. The Title IX officer will evaluate the report and respond according to university policy. The Title IX officer will contact the victim and other relevant parties to discuss the next steps. Ultimately, UC Title IX sexual assault FAQs outline the steps to follow in reporting a complaint.
UC Title IX Office
The UC Title IX Office is responsible for investigating allegations of sexual assault. Reports must be made by responsible UC employees, which includes all faculty, staff, student employees, and athletic coaches. The Office will investigate allegations and determine if responsibility lies against a respondent. If responsibility is determined, the Title IX Coordinator will determine disciplinary action and sanctions. A victim must submit a written statement to begin the grievance process. The Office may also ask the victim for supportive measures.
The UC Title IX Office will notify the victim of sexual misconduct. The school is required by law to maintain a Title IX office to respond to sexual misconduct complaints. If the accused is arrested, the college must contact the police. After receiving a complaint, the police will interview the victim, assailant, and witnesses. The local district attorney’s office will determine whether to press criminal charges. A criminal conviction can result in imprisonment or probation.
You may be wondering how to file a report of sexual assault on campus. UCLA has sexual assault FAQs for students that answer common questions. The process is fair, and both the complainant and respondent will be informed of each other’s identities. The police department at UC will also inform the respondent if the crime is not criminal, unless it is a misdemeanor. However, in the event of a felony charge, the investigation process could result in disciplinary action.
Under California law, police officers are required to report any sexual assault violations to the Office of Public Health and Safety. UCPD officers are “responsible employees” who must report any alleged crime to the OPHD. Sexual assault survivors can request that their name and contact information remain off the public record. UCPD will not give this information to anyone outside of the criminal justice system. However, you can expect UCPD to provide copies of police reports upon request.