The University of California system on Friday issued new sexual assault guidelines that require campus and system administrators to report more types of violence and harassment, provide more support to victims and expand sanctions against perpetrators.
The changes meet a federal deadline to comply with an amendment to the Clery Act, which requires administrators to accurately report statistics for serious crimes in and around campuses, including sexual assaults.
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"We have no tolerance for sexual violence or harassment of any kind," said UC President Janet Napolitano in a statement. "The university must, and will, hold itself to the highest standards, and I expect all of our locations to do everything possible to make everyone aware of these standards."
The policy also calls for expanded education, more protections for victims and specific sanctions that schools may impose after final disciplinary hearings.