SA System Audit
The COS Sexual Misconduct Response System Audit is a comprehensive method to have an outside, unbiased team review how well your institution responds to a wide variety of sexual misconduct and gender issues. A final report is provided with a summary of all results and recommendations for improvements.
How It Works
We test your community’s preparation and training on sexual misconduct incident response, including:
- Those answering phones at campus police/security, health center, counseling center, residence life, Title IX office, HR office, parent liaison, alumni office, admissions office, career planning, athletics department, campus ministry, ROTC office, dean of students office, Greek life office, sports and recreation office, first year center, diversity and inclusion office, gender/women’s center, and more.
- All offices above with electronic communications and/or report forms.
- All offices above with in-person reports (3rd party and direct).
- All offices above with alleged offender.
- Diverse group of testing “actors,” including all genders, various gender and sexual identities, various racial backgrounds, various religious backgrounds, various disabilities and other diverse characteristics.
- Situations involving substance use, sexual acts of all types, and more than one victim/offender.
- Situations involving a non-student victim and student alleged offender.
- Situations involving an employee(s) as the alleged victim.
- Situations involving an employee(s) as the alleged perpetrator.
- Situations involving locations on and off campus.
- Situations involving stalking, dating abuse, sexual harassment, gender harassment, sexual assault, rape, and other forms of sexual misconduct.
- Testing can be conducted all off site (with the obvious limitations of not being able to do in-person testing).
- Testing can include a review of the accessibility, ease of understanding and completeness of sexual misconduct policies and resources for those with disabilities or language barriers.
- Testing can include 3rd party reporting made by a parent or a local resident.
- Testing can include local businesses and resources (hospitals, police, places of worship, bars, and clubs).