Sexual Assault On Campus -AB 1088
Any sexual assault or physical abuse, including, but not limited to, rape, as defined by California law, whether committed by a student, faculty, staff, Administrator, visitor, or invitee of Laney College, occurring on District/College property, or on an off-campus site or facility maintained by the District/College, or on grounds or facilities maintained by a student organization, is a violation of College policies and regulations, and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal procedures and employee or student discipline procedures. “Sexual assault” includes but is not limited to rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, or threat of sexual assault.
These written procedures and protocols are designed to ensure victims of sexual assault receive information, treatment and assistance. All students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors, or invitees of Laney College who allege they are the victims of a sexual assault on District/College property shall be provided with information regarding options and assistance available to them. Information shall be available from the following offices on campus: Student Health Center/Mental Health Counseling Center and Peralta Sheriff Department which shall maintain the identity and other information about alleged sexual assault victims as confidential unless and until the alleged victim authorizes the release of information. Information shall also be available in the office of the Vice President of Student Services.
All alleged victims of sexual assault on District/College property shall be kept informed of any ongoing investigation, through the Peralta Sheriff Department, the Student Health Center/Mental Health Services, and/or the Office of the Vice President of Student Services or designee.
Information shall include the status of any student or employee disciplinary proceedings or appeal. Alleged victims of sexual assault are required to maintain any such information in confidence, unless the alleged assailant has waived rights to confidentiality.
The College shall maintain the identity of any alleged victim or witness of sexual assault on District/College property, as defined above, in confidence unless the alleged victim or witness specifically waives that right to confidentiality. All inquiries from reporters or other media representatives about alleged sexual assaults on District/College property shall be referred to the Office of Public Information, which shall work with Laney College Vice President of Student Services and Peralta Sheriff Department to assure that all confidentiality rights are maintained.