Victim & Witness Immunity

Drake encourages the reporting of assault and sexual misconduct. Sometimes, victims or other students who know about the incident are hesitant to report to University officials or seek assistance because they fear that they themselves may be charged with policy violations, such as underage drinking at the time of the incident. To encourage reporting, Drake offers immunity from University disciplinary action for lesser policy violations that students reporting the assault/sexual assault may have committed. The University will provide referrals to counseling and may require educational options, rather than disciplinary sanctions, in such cases.  Excluded from this grant of immunity are all students accused of encouraging or voluntarily participating in the assault/sexual assault.

 

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July 15, 2014
Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.
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