Sexual assault reporting and response
In light of the conduct of members of Sigma Chi, students have expressed concern about harassment and sexual assault at the university. The episode initiated discussions among students, faculty and staff about the frequency of harassment and sexual assault, the processes for reporting and evaluating related conduct, and the sufficiency of communication about these issues.
Though large surveys of students and reports to university staff don’t indicate a change in the rate of related incidences, student concerns prompted the president to form the Sexual Assault Task Force to investigate.
Kristen Grainger, vice president and Title IX coordinator, and Margaret Trout, director of Bishop Wellness Center, will assemble a team comprising students, faculty, staff and independent experts to review and assess the university’s services to survivors of sexual assault as well as related reporting, response and communication systems.