Notice of Rights For Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment
NOTICE OF RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES & OPTIONS IN THE INVESTIGATION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE & SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES
UC ANR is committed to creating and maintaining a community free of sexual violence and sexual harassment for every individual. Sexual violence and sexual harassment violate both law and University policy. UC ANR takes all complaints of sexual violence very seriously. The safety and well-being of our employees, volunteers, visitors, and others are among the University’s highest priorities.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In responding to reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment, UC ANR is committed to providing a fair and balanced process for adjudicating cases. The University wants to ensure that everyone understands the process as well as their rights.
The University’s procedures for sexual harassment and sexual violence will ensure that:
- A prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution.
- Investigators will have received annual training on how to conduct an investigation, and conduct a proceeding in a trauma-informed manner.
- The investigation should be conducted within sixty-five (65) business days or less, unless there are mitigating circumstances in which case both the complainant and respondent shall be notified and provided with an explanation.
- The preponderance of the evidence standard is used in investigations.
Both the complainant and the respondent have the right to:
- Opt to not participate, or discontinue participation, in the process. UC ANAR, however, may still investigate, reach a conclusion as to whether there has been a violation of policy and/or take other action(s) to maintain a safe community.
- Be accompanied by an advisor of their choice, including an attorney, at any stage of the process.
- Have an opportunity to present information, respond to information submitted by the other party, and identify witnesses who may have relevant information.
- Be informed in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
- Be informed of available appeal rights and procedures.
- Be informed of any change to the results that occurs prior to the time they become final.
- To be informed of when such results become final.
When the reported conduct might be criminal conduct as well, whether you are the complainant or a respondent, you may wish to seek legal counsel before making any written or oral statements, and seek advice about how your participation in UC ANR’s administrative process could affect any criminal case in which you might become involved.
FOR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS OR
TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE
SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY,
Interim Affirmative Action & Title IX Officer
(530) 750- 1397
Title IX Investigator
Manager, Employee and Labor Relations
Reporting Incidences of Sexual Violence and/or Sexual Harassment
Individuals who experience or observe behavior that may be sexual violence and/or sexual harassment should report it to any of the following, and provide as much information as much information as possible:
1. UC ANR Administration
a. UC ANR Title IX Officer
b. Responsible Employees - Academic employees, human resource personnel, directors, managers and supervisors.
c. The UC Whistleblower hotline (accessible at http://www.ucop.edu/uc-whistleblower/ or by dialing 800-403-4744)
2. An External Agency
In addition, individuals may file a complaint directly with federal and state agencies that investigate discrimination, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and other harassment charges.
The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) provides assessment, counseling and referral services for a broad range of personal and work-related issues. ASAP has trained professionals available to offer compassionate and confidential support if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted. To set up an appointment, call (530) 752-2727.
UC Davis Center for Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE). CARE is the Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-based Violence and Sexual Misconduct, and it serves as a confidential resource for ANR staff and academics, as well as students, who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. CARE provides 24/7 emergency response, crisis intervention, and support services for survivors.To set up an appointment, call (530) 752-2727.
ASAP and CARE can offer confidential services without reporting the incident to the Title IX Officer.