UFC Resolution

February 24, 2015

The University Faculty Council approves the current draft of the proposed University Policy on Sexual Misconduct (UA-03). At the same time, we express our serious concern about the propriety and constitutionality of the “preponderance of the evidence” standard mandated by the Office of Civil Rights; that issue remains to be resolved by the courts. We call upon the [IU] Administration to (1) join with the faculty to continually monitor changes in this area of law, informing the UFC Executive Committee and other relevant faculty leaders and bodies of its interpretation of these changes and of changes in this policy that are either allowed to be made or may be required to be made, and (2) to present a full report to the UFC on the development and implementation of this policy within one year.