Actions Taken since July 2014

Actions Taken Since July 2014 to Address Sexual Misconduct

  • Hired civil rights lawyer with 18 years experience enforcing federal and state civil rights law, including as trial attorney for Civil Rights Division, US DOJ  (July 2014)
  • Created comprehensive “civil rights enforcement” OIEC office with investigative, education, and remedial sub-units for all claims of sexual misconduct to ensure comprehensive response for entire community (August 2014)

Education/Prevention Measures

  • Dozens of public forums focusing on SM (new office, where and how to report, definition of consent) (Fall 2014 to present, ongoing)
  • Assisted with SM “It’s on Us Video” (Fall 2014)
  • New comprehensive, OIEC website (Spring 2015)
  • New Director of Education/Prevention (and Deputy Title IX Coordinator) (Spring 2015)
  • Provided bystander intervention training booster with a focus on sexual assault and intimate partner abuse in sixteen separate sessions for all Inter Fraternity Council affiliated fraternity chapters (Spring 2015 and ongoing)
  • Trained and oversaw a Panhellenic Sorority peer education presentation for all member chapters on sexual assault and bystander intervention refresher (Fall 2015 and ongoing) and provided training for all new members for Panhellenic Sorority Chapters (Fall 2015)
  • Updated and new resources for sexual misconduct concerns (Title IX Brochure, “You have Options”, Guidelines for victims) (Spring 2015)
  • Dozens of training sessions for departments regarding improving climate (Spring 2015 to present and ongoing)
    • E.g., Aerospace, Astrophysics, Physics, Film Studies, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Integrated Physiology, Math, Philosophy
  • Created a new online Community Equity course required for all incoming students addressing university policy on sexual misconduct and protected class discrimination and harassment. (Spring 2015)
  • Updated, in-person Bystander Programming required for all incoming students that provides more specific skills on recognizing precursors to sexual assault (Summer and Fall 2015)
  • Required, provided, and tracked in-person bystander intervention training for all incoming students (7,300 first years and transfers) (Fall 2015)
  • Trained over 10,000 students, staff, and faculty on sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment (mandatory and non-mandatory training) during the Fall 2015 semester
  • Designed and administered the Sexual Misconduct Survey (Fall 2015)
  • Hired new Associate Director of Education/Assessment (Fall 2015)
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Committee with ROTC (Fall 2014 to Fall 2015)
  • In conjunction with Organizational and Employee Development (HR) convened an education and training resources committee in an effort to coordinate training efforts campus-wide for students, staff, and faculty

Remedial/Protective Measures

  • Creation of Sexual Misconduct Rapid Response Team (Fall 2014)
  • Creation of new “off hours” dedicated, emergency OIEC phone line (Summer 2015)
  • Title IX Coordinator and Director of Investigations became NABITA certified (Summer 2015)
  • New Director of Remedial and Protective Measures (Fall 2015)

Investigation Measures

  • Rise in reports in all categories and increased investigations (Fall 2014 to present and continuing)
  • Specialized working groups to create MOUs with CUPD, BPD and DA to ensure best practices (SARC and DA/CU Athletics Task Force – Fall 2014-present)
  • Hired three new investigators (Fall 2014 to Spring 2015)
  • Staff attended multiple training sessions nationally and locally (e.g., trauma informed interviewing, investigative techniques, sexual violence prevention and response, threat assessment) (Fall 2014 to present and continuing)
  • Secured 3-year funding for Boulder Community Health “Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner” Program - SM (Fall 2014)
  • Designated New Director (and Deputy Title IX Coordinator) and Associate Director for Investigations (Spring 2015)
  • New Sexual Misconduct Policy and OIEC Process and Procedures (July 2015)
  • Took over sanctioning for students (July 2015)