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Minimum Safety Requirement Evaluation List10/9/2017
Preliminary Draft - open to community collaboration
Please share with others - input is needed
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This is an open collaboration: please feel free to add your input in using the comments function or write us via the survey:
http://bit.ly/SafetySurvey2014
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• Please forward this to others, especially those who have left Oxy because of safety problems and injustice issues
# of failed minimum safety requirements:
81
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• We are especially interested in current holes in safety and recommendations about how to make the campus safer
# of unknown factors / need to research:
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• Feel free to correct our assessment and add new evaluation measures and notes
Note: this preliminary assessment is still in progress
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• This is a living document and will change with more input.
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• Thank you to OSAC, Occidental students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the countless experts and alums from Harvard, Dartmouth, UNH, UVA and other schools who contributed input.
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DescriptionPassFailNotesCommentsCategoryFailed?
Flag for improvement
Unknown
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Is the campus currently free of people who have been found responsible for rape, sexual assault, molestation or other sex crimes?
X
01 -Primary / safety
FAIL11
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Is retaliation by alleged perpetrator or perpetrator's family explicitly prohibited and enforced with strong sanctions?
Xunknown
* Double check enforcement
01 -Primary / safety
12
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Campus has installed an alert system?X
01 -Primary / safety
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Past Injustices*
02- Past injustice
4
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Have all staff and employees who discouraged survivors from reporting to police been fired?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Have all staff and employees who gave our inappropriately weak sanctions been fired?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Have all of the inappropriately weak sanctions been overturned?X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Have all staff and employees who discouraged survivors been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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If in progress, have all staff and employees who have been alleged to discourage survivors from reporting to police been moved out of their position of responsiblity for the duration of the investigation?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Do employees who have been found responsible for rape or other sexual misconduct lose their benefits and retirement perks?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Have employees that have covered up past sexual misconduct incidents been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law?
X
02- Past injustices
FAIL1
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Institutional improvements*
03 - Institutional improvements
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Is there a dedicated Office of Safety handling all sexual misconduct cases?X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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- Does the Office of Safety collaborate closely and effectively with Campus Safety?X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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- Does the Title IX office work closely with the Office of Safety?X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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Has a permanent Sexual Misconduct Advisory Board (SMAB) been established?X03- Institutional
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Does the administration have a 30 day time limit to accept or reject recommendations from Sexual Misconduct Advisory Board
X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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As the college required to accompany any rejections for SMAB recommendations with an alternative proposal to solve targeted problem?
X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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Is the Title IX Coordinator an independent position that does not report details to the President or other offices that may be tempted to cover up or change details?
X03- InstitutionalFAIL1
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Move Project SAFE from the Intercultural Community Center to Emmons Health Center
X03- Institutional
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Adjucation Process and Justice*04 - Justice
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Are cases judged on a "preponderous of evidence" in practice, not just in theory?X04 - Justice
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Is the university in compliance of the Clery act?X
Check this and add in details of where it is not in compliance
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Does the school provide a clear timeline for the adjudication process?X04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are cases handled in the 60 day timeframe recommended by the Dept of Education?X
Cases almost always exceed the 60 days recommended by the Department of Education, and by a lot Most run longer than 100 days
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are the investigation process and reports consistent?X
The investigation process and reports vary widely from case to case
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are adjudication procedures are consistent?X
The rules of engagement change from one case to the next
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are there written and easiy obtained guidelines for hearing board selection?X
We've been waiting for almost four weeks for the administration to give us a straight answer
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are there written and easiy obtained guidelines for hearing board processes?X
We've been waiting for almost four weeks for the administration to give us a straight answer
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are there written and easiy obtained guidelines for decisions involving sanctions?X
We've been waiting for almost four weeks for the administration to give us a straight answer
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Is law enforcement contacted immediately when a rape/sexual misconduct is reported (unless the survivor declines)?
X04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Does the school notify the student of his/her right to notify campus police and local police after an attack?
X
*We need to see the documentation
04 - Justice
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Is adjudication process systemized?X04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Are systems in place to protect those who may be accused falsely?04 - Justice
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Can students can appeal to someone other than the person or persons who made the first decision?
X04 - Justice
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Does the policy state that the accuser's dress and past sexual history may not be discussed at the disciplinary hearing?
X04 - Justice
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Are the rules regarding who may be present at a disciplinary hearing are the same for the complainant and the respondent?
X04 - Justice
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Are disciplinary proceedings are confidential except for the outcome?X04 - Justice
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Can respondents successfully appeal based on grounds other than technical errors?X
To date, only respondents have been able to successfully appeal based on new information/procedural error
04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Do school officials allow documentation to be considered in cases when documents are clearly coming from attorneys?
XWhy is this important?04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Does the college quickly and legally search dorms and off-campus housing when there is a suspicious of date rape drug possession or use?
X04 - JusticeFAIL1
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Oversight - Board of Trustees*
05 - Oversight
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Is there an open line of communication between the Board of Trustees and students?X05 - OversightFAIL1
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Do Board of Trustees meetings have an open forum where students, alumni, faculty, and other staff can express their safety concerns?
X05 - OversightFAIL1
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Is there an email that students can use to contact the Board of Trustees?XHas one but no response05 - OversightFAIL1
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Is the official Trustee email responsive in a timely and professional manner?X05 - OversightFAIL1
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Is the Board of Trustees Chair responsive to student and alumni inquries in a timely and professional manner?
X05 - OversightFAIL1
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Survivor services and resources*
06 - Survivor services
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Establish a 24-hour Sexual Assault HotlineX
06 - Support services
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Is annual expert training provided to all staff involved in the sexual assault process?unknown
Unknown - partially or completely?
Oxy is partnered with Peace over Vioelnce and Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
06 - Support services
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Does the college provide counseling services for survivors without a fee?X
06 - Support services
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Do the survivors have the option to report confidentially and anonymously?X
06 - Support services
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Does the school have at least one full time staff person who works only on sexual violence prevention and education?
X
06 - Support services
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Does the school host a survivor’s circle?X
06 - Support services
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Does the school provide survivors with crisis services 24 hours a day, every day of the school year?
X
Although this service has been uneven so far
06 - Support services
66
Does the school provide sufficient counseling services for survivors?X
There is a limit to the number of sessions
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Are survivor support services as effective as they can be?XX
In the past year, a majority of students who were sexually assaulted at Oxy have left the institution, so our support services are not as effective as they need to be, no there needs to be someone outside of emmons that is properly trained and trusted by other survivors RESPONSE: I would like to learn more about how they are not effective now and what they mean by someone outside of emmons that they trust
I would like to learn more about how they are not effective now and what they mean by someone outside of emmons that they trust
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Is a written copy of the information that a survivor gets easily obtained?X
* We're still waiting
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Does the school direct students to a confidential source that can answer their questions on campus and someone that can be trusted?
X
Promoting on-campus survivor advocate services has been good
06 - Support services
70
Is there the ability for survivors to go to someone outside of Emmons for support and guidance (having this person not contact the school directly)
X
* Ask for details why some people said no when there is a survivor advocate
06 - Support services
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Are students notified of on- and off-campus sexual assault victim services?X
06 - Support services
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Does the college provide a survivor advocate to accompany survivors to the rape crisis centers to get evidence properly documented?
X
06 - Support services
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Are there backup staff who have received 80+ hours of advocate training who can accompany survivors to the rape crisis center in case the survivor advocate is sick, on vacation, or otherwise unavailable?
X
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Does the school notify students that it will assist victims with changes in academic and living arrangements if available?
X
06 - Support services
75
Are survivor support services that allow students to stay on campus and in college available?
X
06 - Support services
76
Do the majority of students needing the survivor advocate trust him/her?unknown
06 - Support services
1
77
Are rape kits are available to survivors through the campus health center?X
*This may not be ideal since the rape evidence collection exam is so traumatizing it may be better to have it done elsewhere otherwise the survivor may avoid the campus health center later*
06 - Support services
FAIL1
78
Does the campus health center always have a SANE-certified nurse available?X
*This may not be ideal since the rape evidence collection exam is so traumatizing it may be better to have it done elsewhere otherwise the survivor may avoid the campus health center later
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Does the college provide free transportation for survivors to rape crisis centers to get evidence properly documented?
X
06 - Support services
80
Does the school list proper procedures a survivor should follow if an offense occurs?X
Needs to be revised to include key missing information
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Is the first information sheet that the school provides created with a traumatized perspective in mind?
X
06 - Support services
FAIL1
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Prevention activities*
07 - Prevention
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Has the university brought in a renown prevention expert approved by SMAB for Orientation?
X07 - Prevention
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Are Project SAFE and SMAB given opportunity to give recommendations for all prevention programs and materials?
unknown07 - Prevention1
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Are self-defense classes and workshops offered at the university?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are self-defense classes full-contact and immersive?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are self-defense one-night workshops offered on the first day of orientation?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are self-defense one-night workshops free?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are longer self-defense classes offered after the one-night workshop?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are longer self-defense classes offered for free?X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are school offers programs geared towards awareness, prevention, and risk reduction?
X07 - Prevention
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Does the school provide on-going peer-to-peer training throughout the year?XProject SAFE provides 07 - Prevention
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Does orientation prevention programming clearly communicate consent and sanctions?
X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Is orientation prevention programming is as effective as it could be?XX
No: Prevention activities are too short, online program is "absurdly ineffective"; Yes: This year both of our Sexual Assault Prevention sessions (Jackson Katz and Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center) were the most highly ranked mandatory sessions of orientation, so I would say they were effective.
07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are all students required to sign a statement or otherwise attest that they have read the policy?
X
This needs to be done every year for all students instead of just incoming students; currently this is done for all incoming students through the pre-orientation program "Think About It"
07 - PreventionFAIL1
96
Are prevention programs mandatory each year for all students?X
It's mandatory for the first year class not all students
This year ProjectSAFE ws able to present to 3, 572 students in our trainings (a lot of overlap.) Project SAFE was included in set mandatory trainings and sessions that specific departments offered student leaders.
07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Are the students given clear notice about what the sanctions are for possessing Rohypnol or other date rape drugs?
X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Have students agreed in writing that their on-campus and off-campus housing may be searched by the school if they are suspected of sexual misconduct?
X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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Does the school explain the importance of preserving evidence after an attack?X
Health center does not provide rape kits
07 - Prevention
100
Has there been an annual, mandatory program that clearly conveys consent and sanctions implemented?
X07 - PreventionFAIL1
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