Systemwide Title IX Office
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Adjudication Framework
In January 2019, a California appellate court ruled that colleges and universities in the state must hold live hearings to resolve certain sexual misconduct cases. Because the University had been resolving SVSH cases using an investigative model rather than a hearing model, we had to immediately revise our student framework to comply with the ruling. This resulted in an interim version of the framework (“Interim Appendix E”), issued March 1, 2019. While Interim Appendix E was in place, a workgroup formed by the Systemwide Title IX Office and Student Affairs carefully considered what a hearing model that makes sense for UC should include. That workgroup included representatives of stakeholder groups across the system, including students, faculty, Title IX, Student Conduct, CARE, Respondent Services, and OGC. The revised version of Appendix E issued reflects the careful work of that workgroup, input of key stakeholders at your locations, feedback from the broader UC community, and partnership among Student Affairs, OGC, and the Systemwide Title IX Office.
Daily Bruin op-ed by Suzanne Taylor, Systemwide Title IX Coordinator, March 7, 2019