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    Icon Higher Ed Checklist: Reporting Campus Sexual Misconduct: Elements of a Policy

    Establishing a sound campus reporting structure is critical for addressing the risk of campus sexual misconduct, yet many campuses do not include details about reporting in their Nondiscrimination/Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy.  This checklist guides higher education administrators in evaluating or drafting their sexual misconduct reporting policy.

    Icon Higher Ed Checklist: Nondiscrimination Policies and Grievance Procedures Relating to Sexual Harassment

    This checklist covers items that higher education institutions should consider when creating or revising nondiscrimination policies and grievance procedures related to sexual harassment of employees, students, and minors participating in institution-sponsored programs. It is based on federal legal requirements and United Educators' recommendations derived from research and claims experience.

    Use of No-Contact Orders in Sexual Misconduct Cases

    No-contact or “stay-away” orders are commonly used by colleges as an interim measure to protect victims upon the report of a sexual assault. These orders may also be used as an ongoing remedy after adjudication of such allegations. While no-contact orders can be a useful interim measure and effective as a deterrent for retaliation, they can also be problematic and create confusion if they are unclear.

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