Report 2013-124 Recommendation 39 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 #39 To: University of California, Berkeley

To ensure that all incoming students receive education on sexual harassment and sexual violence, San Diego State and UC Berkeley should impose consequences, such as registration holds, on those not receiving the education.

6-Month Agency Response

Mandatory education was enforced with registration and enrollment blocks. First year students who did not comply with the mandate by October 1 were blocked from enrolling in the subsequent semester. Students were provided the opportunity to attend Bear Pact, scheduled EmpowerU sessions, or take the Haven online module to satisfy the requirement. Compliance to date is at 99% of all incoming first year undergraduate students.

  • Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: December 2014

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

60-Day Agency Response

Proposal for implementation has been drafted and is currently under review. It includes mandatory education and proposal for administrative registration block for undergraduate students that do not receive education.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Spring 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.