(Approved by the President, effective July, 1994; revised June, 1996; revised May, 2000; revised January, 2007; revised January 11, 2013.)
I. Purpose and Scope
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Sexual Assault Procedures are designed to comply with the requirements of the USM Board of Regents' Policy on Sexual Assault, VI-1.30, and State and Federal laws. These procedures apply to all UMB faculty, staff and students.
II. Educational Programs
The University Police offers Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) on techniques for the prevention of becoming a victim of an attack and for defense. The classes are held two days a week. For more information, see the University Police website.
III. Reporting of Sexual Assaults
(1) UMB Equal Employment Opportunity Manager
(exempt and non-exempt staff and faculty);
(2) Employee/Labor Relations (exempt and non-exempt staff);
(3) School Dean’s Office (faculty)
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, UMB Title IX Coordinator
(a) notification of off-campus authorities;
(b) obtaining medical attention, including providing transportation;
(c) access to counseling both on and off campus;
(d) notification of the appropriate School or administrative unit in accordance to applicable campus procedures;
(e) notification of the appropriate authority regarding:
(1) possible absences from employment or the academic program; and/or
(2) to arrange an alternative academic, living or employment situation, if such alternative is available, feasible, and appropriate to the facts of the sexual assault reported.
IV. Campus Disciplinary Procedures
In addition to any criminal or civil remedies available, if the accused is a UMB student, faculty or staff member, the appropriate UMB policy and process will be initiated with regard to a sexual assault complaint. In general:
V. Mandatory Reporting
Alleged crimes must be reported according to federal and State laws, see: http://www.umaryland.edu/police/files/CLERY-INCIDENT-REPORT.pdf. Data collected for Clery Act reporting is to be used to increase public safety, not to identify the victim; therefore, personal identifying information is not required.
Keywords: Sex, Rape, Harassment, Assault, Violence, Discrimination, Complaint, Investigation, Equal Opportunity, Title IX
Appropriate Units for Indexing: AA, Administration, HR