SaVE Act

The SaVE (Sexual Violence Elimination) Act partners with the Jeanne Cleary Act to create expectations for transparency, accountability, education, and collaboration concerning the victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Additional information on reporting any of these items can be found under the Sexual Harassment Policy (p. 37).

Fresno Pacific University commits to the following regarding transparency:

  • Victims will be assisted by campus authorities in reporting a crime to law enforcement.
  • Victims will be able to change academic, living, transportation, or working situations to avoid a hostile environment.
  • Victims will be able to obtain and FPU will help enforce a no contact directive or restraining order.
  • Victims will receive a clear description of their institution’s disciplinary process and know the range of possible sanctions.
  • Victims will receive contact information about existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, and other services available both on-campus and in the community.

Fresno Pacific University commits to the following regarding accountability:

  • Proceedings shall provide a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution and are to be conducted by officials receiving regular training on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Both parties may have others present during an institutional disciplinary proceeding and any related meeting, including an advisor of their choice.
  • Both parties will receive written outcomes of all disciplinary proceedings at the same time.