Report 2013-124 Recommendation 43 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 #43 To: University of California, Los Angeles

Chico State, San Diego State, and UCLA should ensure that the content of the education on sexual violence they provide to incoming students covers the topics outlined in California Education Code, Section 67385.7(b). Although we recognize that state law requests, rather than requires, the UC system to
provide this education, we believe doing so is important to better inform students.

60-Day Agency Response

The information requested is already included by UCLA in the training provided for incoming students: California Education Code, Section 67385.7. (b) The educational and preventive information provided pursuant to this section shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following: (1) Common facts and myths about the causes of sexual violence. (2) Dating violence, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking crimes, including information on how to file internal administrative complaints with the institution of higher education and how to file criminal charges with local law enforcement officials. (3) The availability of, and contact information for, campus and community resources for students who are victims of sexual violence. (4) Methods of encouraging peer support for victims and the imposition of sanctions on offenders. (5) Information regarding campus, criminal, and civil consequences of committing acts of sexual violence.

  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

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

UCLA updated its 2014-2015 new student orientation that was provided to incoming students in the summer to ensure all items outlined in the Education Code mentioned above were included.

All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.