Sexual Misconduct Policy, Section XI: Training Required
Any person involved in outreach, intake, investigation, resolution, or adjudication of sexual misconduct under this policy will receive appropriate training. Training will include:
- The definitions of prohibited conduct.
- Dynamics of interpersonal, sexual, and relationship violence.
- The prevalence of prohibited conduct nationally, in the state, and at the College, to the extent relevant data exists.
- Trauma-informed best practices for serving students, including trauma-informed principles of support for survivors.
- Best practices for addressing bias and increasing accessibility for students through the use of an anti-oppression framework.
- Identifying and resolving any conflict of interest.
- Best practices for equitable and impartial investigations.
- For investigators, additional training on how to conduct effective and trauma-informed interviews, issues of relevance, allowable evidence, and investigative best practices.
- For adjudicators or hearing officers, additional training on issues of relevance, allowable evidence and questions, role of an advisor, hearing procedures, and writing findings of fact and policy.
Trainings will also include principles of providing culturally responsive processes and procedures, recognize and account for the unique needs of individuals who identify as gender nonconforming, gender nonbinary, transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, or other queer identity, and not rely on gender or sex stereotypes. Student government and advisory group members will have ongoing opportunities for input into the definitions and principles of anti-oppressive and culturally responsive training.
The materials used for training under this policy will be regularly posted and updated.