Report 2017-032 Recommendation 38 Responses

Report 2017-032: Clery Act Requirements and Crime Reporting: Compliance Continues to Challenge California's Colleges and Universities (Release Date: May 2018)

Recommendation #38 To: University of California

To ensure that it provides accurate and comprehensive information to its students and employees, UCOP should by December 2018 revise its intolerance form to allow for reporters to include offender characteristics and provide to the public complete information regarding the occurrences of noncriminal acts of hate violence. Additionally, UCOP should by February 2019 more clearly address both stranger and nonstranger sexual assault within its policies.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2019

On July 31, 2019, President Napolitano issued a revised systemwide Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000385/SVSH). As revised, the policy clearly address both stranger and nonstranger sexual assault.

  • Completion Date: July 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

The Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy was updated to clearly address both stranger and nonstranger sexual assault along with other SVSH policy changes recommended in CSA report 2017-125. UCOP submitted the revised policy to OCR in February 2019 for OCR's review and approval prior to finalization, as stipulated in the resolution agreement with OCR. The policy is currently with OCR for review.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2019
  • Response Date: April 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending


6-Month Agency Response

- Diversity and Engagement has updated the systemwide intolerance form to include an open-text field for offender characteristics by December 2018.

- Diversity and Engagement is working with campus diversity and inclusion offices to create a consistent reporting template on occurrences of non-criminal acts of hate, intolerance or bias. A systemwide report of occurrences from the 2017-18 academic year will be posted on the Diversity and Engagement website by December 2018.

- The Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy will be updated by February 2019 to clearly address both stranger and nonstranger sexual assault along with other SVSH policy changes recommended in CSA report 2017-125. The policy changes will then be submitted to OCR for review prior to finalization, as stipulated in the resolution agreement with OCR.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2019
  • Response Date: October 2018

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

UCOP has partially implemented our recommendation by revising its intolerance form to allow for reporters to include offender characteristics.


60-Day Agency Response

UCOP is taking the following actions to implement this recommendation:

- The systemwide intolerance form will be updated to include an open-text field for offender characteristics by December 2018.

- Diversity and Engagement will work with campus diversity and inclusion offices to create a consistent reporting template on occurrences of non-criminal acts of hate, intolerance or bias. A systemwide report of occurrences from the 2017-18 academic year will be posted on the Diversity and Engagement website by December 2018.

- The Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy will be updated by February 2019 to clearly address both stranger and nonstranger sexual assault along with other SVSH policy changes recommended in CSA report 2017-125. The policy changes will then be submitted to OCR for review prior to finalization, as stipulated in the resolution agreement with OCR.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2019
  • Response Date: July 2018

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


All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.