UOG: Governor’s Office Misinformed About University’s Procedures Regarding Internal Complaints

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UOG says in a release that they have been transparent in disciplinary measures against the faculty member, support of the students involved, realization of a sexual misconduct policy that needed updating, and its plans to move forward with the safety and security of students and employees in mind.

Guam – The University of Guam issued a statement on Governor Eddie Calvo’s latest call for investigation.

Below is a statement from the office of Acting President Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez:

With its latest request for another investigation, the Governor’s office continues to be misinformed about the University’s procedures in dealing with internal complaints while making veiled references to a “cover up.” The Governor’s office refuses to speak with the Board of Regents and University officials in spite of several requests by the University officials to meet with Governor Calvo.

The University has been transparent in disciplinary measures against the faculty member, support of the students involved, realization of a sexual misconduct policy that needed updating, and its plans to move forward with the safety and security of students and employees in mind.

The University of Guam will be reporting to the Speaker and Legislature at a roundtable scheduled for March 2. UOG will be presenting the updated draft Sexual Misconduct Policy which was discussed at a University Community hearing last week. UOG will also present its current plans to support its students and employees with more education, resources and services for victims and witnesses of sexual misconduct.

The University will offer the same information to Vice Speaker Cruz, Senator McCreadie or any other elected official and interested party. The University looks forward to honest dialogue and a good faith effort to improve the campus environment.