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UC president responds to White House report about sexual assault on college campuses

UC Office of the President

University of California President Janet Napolitano made the following statement today (April 29) about the release of the report “Not Alone,” by the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault:

“We applaud the White House for its attention to the serious and urgent issue of sexual assault on our nation’s college campuses. The University of California has no tolerance for sexual violence and already has implemented the key recommendations set forth in the White House task force report released today. This does not mean that our work at UC is complete. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and will continue to ensure that all of our campuses, medical centers and labs maintain a culture of respect and inclusion. We have recently completed an anonymous systemwide campus climate survey that provided important data to better target areas that need improvement.  Among the other White House recommendations that UC already complies with are ongoing training for victim advocates, anti-sexual violence awareness campaigns, strict confidentiality protocols and holding offenders accountable.  We will continue to review and improve our efforts to make sure UC is a place where all students, faculty and staff are safe.”