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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook


Bystander Intervention:

All students, faculty and staff should learn to recognize

troublesome situations and intervene in a simple and safe manner, including:

Provide a distraction that interrupts an action

Directly engage one or more parties involved

Get Campus Security involved

Get a friend to assist in helping

Ask the person in a potentially dangerous situation if he/she is OK and/or

wants to leave

Make sure a person gets home safely

All students, faculty and staff should learn to be proactive bystanders:

Speak up when you overhear bragging, jokes, or stories glorifying sexual


Treat people with respect (the second great commandment)

Watch out for your friends at parties – don’t go to those kind of parties!

Educate yourselves and your friends

Talk to, and challenge friends about confronting sexual and relational


Be a knowledgeable resource for survivors

CIU Response:

At the report of any incident falling into the category of sexual

assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, CIU will seek to:

stop the activity and provide any care and attention necessary for the

accuser and the accused,

prevent any ongoing behaviors with a balance between confidentiality and

CIU’s obligation to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment, and

coordinate with local law enforcement (when applicable), and

remedy the situation by determining the proper investigative and

disciplinary process, and a long-term, campus-related response.

Disciplinary Process and Appeals:

The investigative, disciplinary, and appeal

process will follow as described in the Title IX Policy and in the CIU Student