Regents to discuss mental health, sexual assault at meeting

Courtesy of ucsf.edu

The UC Board of Regents and their committees are scheduled to meet this Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 21-22, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center.

Discussion topics will include the implementation of Phase II of UC President Janet Napolitano’s task force on preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual assault. This discussion will focus on the execution of four recommendations for sexual assault prevention made during Phase I of the plan that are scheduled for January implementation.

These recommendations — which include increasing education and awareness and establishing response teams and advocacy offices on each campus — are part of Napolitano’s multistep plan to make the UC the nation’s leader in sexual assault response and prevention.

The regents will also discuss what student mental health services are currently available and how they compare to national benchmarks. This discussion will be in the context of the decision to raise the Student Services Fee by 5 percent per year as part of the new tuition plan and how the increased revenue can be used to improve mental health services.

Several other topics, including Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget, updates on UC sustainability practices and approvals of appointment and compensation of new staff members will be discussed.

Live video streaming of open sessions will be available.

 

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