ERIC Number: ED412798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Sexual Harassment and Date Rape. Policy Guidelines for Boards. Campus Life Policy Series.
Sandler, Bernice R.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The guide presents facts and issues concerning sexual harassment and date rape so that college and university administration and governing boards can make informed decisions about programs, policy, and procedures to minimize the incidence of these problems on campus. The first part of the guide addresses sexual harassment: its definition; frequency of occurrence; impact; legal implications; board policy issues; and other issues such as confidentiality, liability, dealing informally with complaints, evidentiary standards for investigations, false charges, inclusion of lawyers in the hearing process, and freedom-of-speech issues; institutional response to victims; and development of educational and preventive measures. A checklist for boards to use in policy review and development is included. The second section of the guide addresses date rape: its definition; frequency of occurrence; how date rape occurs; impact; legal implications; board policy issues (elements of good policy, informal options, and elements in conducting an investigation); development of educational and preventive measures; and the institution's response to victims. Appended materials include the University of Iowa's stated policy on consensual sex and lists of additional resources concerning sexual harassment and date rape. Contains 26 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agency Role, College Administration, College Faculty, College Role, College Students, Confidentiality, Crime, Crime Prevention, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Needs, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Seeking, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Organizational Communication, Policy Formation, Rape, School Personnel, School Policy, School Responsibility, Sexual Harassment, Student Needs, Victims of Crime
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hitachi Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.