Timeline for Administration's Response to Recommendations Concerning Sexual Violence [SUSPENSION OF RULES, 03/11/15]

Date of Notice: 
Wed, 03/11/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Current Status: 
Approved on 03/11/15

Section I

1.1  Whereas the Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support made recommendations to Interim President Coltrane in September and November 2014; and

1.2  Whereas the Presidential Review Panel made recommendations to Interim President Coltrane in December 2014; and

1.3  Whereas Student Life submitted recommendations to Interim President Coltrane in January 2015; and

1.4  Whereas Student Life has compiled a complete listing of all campus recommendations, which was discussed with Senate and Task Force leadership in February 2015; and

1.5  Whereas the University has a duty to further enhance survivor support and to create policies and an institutional infrastructure to prevent sexual violence; and

1.6  Whereas the University community has expressed its concerns about the timeliness of the administration’s response as evidenced during the March campus conversation on sexual violence;

Section II

2.1  The Senate urges Interim President Coltrane to present a comprehensive report on these recommendations, including line item financial commitments and specific time lines for implementation per item, to the Senate no later than April 8, 2015 and preferably at the Senate meeting on that date; and

2.2  The Senate respectfully requests that the presentation feature a panel including representatives from the Standing Committee to Address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, the President’s Review Panel, and Student Life to address issues concerning specific line items and policies.

Financial Impact: 
Cost neutral.

Carol Stabile (Journalism & Communications), Professor and Chair of the Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Ibrahim Gassama (Law), Professor and Member of the Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence