Atlanta — August 8, 2017
Today, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) approved revisions to Board policies 4.1.7 Student Sexual Misconduct and 4.6.5 Standards for Institutional Student Conduct Investigation and Disciplinary Proceedings. The new policies will establish increased oversight of investigations by the System Office and provide a consistent approach for handling all student misconduct matters through the same procedure.
In March 2016, the Board adopted a new sexual misconduct policy, which has been in effect since July 1, 2016. Since that time, the USG has reviewed a number of cases, worked collaboratively with campuses and now recommends improvements to the existing policies.
“The goal of these policy updates is to improve campus safety and to ensure consistency and quality in student conduct investigation across the university system,” said Chancellor Steve Wrigley. “We are working closely with our institutions and using their experience and insights to make sure we are putting best practices in place for the safety of our students and campus communities.”
Key policy enhancements include:
1. Increased Oversight
2. Single Process for All Student Conduct Cases
3. Prevention and Education
The updated policies can be accessed here.« News Releases
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