The President of the University shall designate and authorize an administrator to serve as FPU’s Title IX Coordinator (“Coordinator”) who has the training, experience, and resources necessary to perform the following duties:
- Coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other California state and federal laws applicable to Sex-Based Misconduct, including with respect to issuance of notification of this Policy to members of the campus community, the conduct of investigations, preparation of required reports, effective implementation of supportive measures and Preventative and Corrective Measures, and significant experience with restorative justice frameworks for student and employee dispute resolution (including within a Christian organization).
- Developing and maintaining the University’s Title IX webpages which provide information regarding Title IX compliance, including methods for reporting Sex-Based Misconduct, applicable grievance processes and options regarding supportive measures whether or not a Formal Complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment is filed.
Ensure, in coordination with other University stakeholders such as the Office of Human Resources and Department of Student Development, that the University is providing mandatory Sex-Based Misconduct prevention education and training programs to all members of the University campus, including as follows:
- In accordance with applicable state and federal law, provide training to all students, faculty, other academic appointees, administrators, and non-academic staff regarding how Sex-Based Misconduct can be reported.
- Provide training for University employees who are responsible for reporting Sex-Based Misconduct, including Title IX Sexual Harassment.
- Provide training for University employees who are Confidential Resources, facilitators of informal resolution processes (including restorative justice and mediation), investigators, Hearing Advisors, hearing officers and other decisions makers, appeal adjudicators, University officials with authority to institute corrective measures and others involved with a grievance process for complaints of Sex-Based Misconduct regarding their roles and responsibilities with respect to Title IX compliance. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, training regarding the following matters, as appropriate to the employee’s role: technology to be used at a live hearing, issues of relevance of questions and evidence, and the rules applicable to questions and evidence regarding sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior. Any materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, appeal adjudicator, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process for a Formal Title IX Complaint of Sexual Harassment, must not rely on sex stereotypes and must promote impartial investigations and adjudications of Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaints of sexual harassment. Additionally, training with a trauma-informed perspective is required for any FPU employee responsible for any part of an investigation, informal resolution, or grievance process for complaints of Sex-Based Misconduct.
- Offer primary prevention programs and awareness campaigns to the University community to promote ongoing awareness of Sex-Based Misconduct, including preventing dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These campaigns may include, but are not limited to, education about the definition of consent, consensual relationships, options for bystander intervention, trauma-informed approaches, and risk reduction awareness information. These programs are to promote behaviors that foster healthy and respectful relationships while also encouraging a safe environment for bystanders to intervene in a potential case of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
- Provide educational materials to promote compliance with the Policy and familiarity with reporting procedures, and post on the FPU’s website the names and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator and other information regarding preventing and reporting Sex-Based Misconduct, including Title IX Sexual Harassment, and compliance with this policy.
- Provide prompt and equitable response to reports of Sex-Based Misconduct, including authorizing and ensuring effective implementation of Supportive Measures and Title IX Supportive Measures for complainants and respondents, determining whether to file a Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint on behalf of the University, overseeing implementation of the University’s Sex-Based Misconduct grievance processes, effectively implementing Preventative and Corrective Measures in cases of Sex-Based Misconduct, and overseeing the University’s informal resolution process including restorative justice models.
- Maintain records of reports of Sex-Based Misconduct, including Title IX Sexual Harassment including: investigation records, any determination regarding responsibility, any audio or audiovisual recording or transcript related to the grievance process, any supportive measures implemented, any preventative or corrective measures imposed on the respondent, any remedies provided to the complainant, any appeal and result of such appeal, any informal resolution process and result from such process, all training materials used to train Title IX Coordinator, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process (including restorative justice and mediation), for seven (7) years and in accordance with University records management policies.
- Identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of reports of Title IX Sexual Harassment.
- Ensure procedures are in place to provide support for both complainants and respondents during the University’s process for responding to allegations of Sex-Based Misconduct, including Title IX Sexual Harassment and informal resolution processes (including restorative justice and mediation models).
- Shall decide whether or not a hearing is necessary to determine whether any sexual violence more likely than not occurred. In making this decision, the Title IX Coordinator may consider whether the parties elected to participate in the investigation and whether each party had the opportunity to suggest questions to be asked of the other party or witnesses, or both, during the investigation, consistent with all applicable law.