Whereas, SB 967 (De León, 2014) has been passed by the legislature and signed by the governor, requiring district governing boards “to implement comprehensive prevention and outreach programs addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking,” and local academic senates should participate in the development and implementation of these programs in order to ensure the protection of faculty purview and the highest quality programs for students;
Whereas, Numerous questions regarding the implementation of the “Yes Means Yes Policy” requiring affirmative consent before sexual activity remain to be answered before implementation can take place; and
Whereas, Current policies and procedures regarding sexual assault and student safety at California community colleges vary dramatically in their appropriateness, effectiveness, and ability to comply with the law;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office, system partners, and other relevant constituencies to develop effective practices for complying with the requirements of SB 967 (De León, 2014).
The committee has identified a contact in the CCCCO's Legal Affairs office to work on this item. The current EDAC chair will pass this information on to the next EDAC chair. 2017 - 18: The EDAC Chair will follow up with the CO to see if there is a timeline for implementation of this policy and provide an update to the field.