Report 2013-124 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #12 To: University of California, Berkeley

To help ensure that resident advisors handle incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence appropriately, all universities should provide supplemental training on sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape awareness training, for resident advisors twice a year.

6-Month Agency Response

UC Berkeley has moved to once a semester training schedule for all RAs (Resident Advisors). Prior to the beginning of Fall term, all RAs were trained on how to respond to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. During the week of January 12, 2015, all RAs will attend refresher training created and presented by our Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination and built around results of the RA survey conducted in late fall measuring what training information needs to be reviewed. Summer RAs (Resident Advisers) will also receive both face to face and video trainings.

  • Completion Date: August 2014
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

All Resident Advisors attend in person training on sexual harassment and sexual violence prior to student move-in. Additionally, they view a 30 minute video explaining their responsibilities as Campus Security Authorities and take a quiz affirming their understanding of mandatory reporting. In January, RAs (Resident Advisors) will attend refresher training. Summer RAs (Resident Advisors) will also receive both trainings.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.