The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college officials failing to investigate alleged cases.

In an email to students and faculty last week, CUNY Chancellor James Milliken said the policy is not finalized as of yet but will be completed by the board’s Nov. 24 meeting for a vote, which will be preceded by a regularly scheduled public hearing.

Milliken, a former New York City attorney, took office in June after leaving the University of Nebraska, where he was president from 2004 to 2014. He created a task force with representatives from the university’s offices of student affairs, human resources management and legal affairs to review and revised existing policies and procedures that address campus sexual assault, sexual harassment and student discipline.

“The task force engaged outside counsel to provide special expertise, and it consulted widely with students, faculty and administration,” said Milliken. “This work has benefited from the collaborative efforts of all involved in the process, and we are deeply grateful for their participation.”

In September, CUNY sent an email to students and faculty seeking input on the proposed amendments to student discipline procedures and the university’s policies on sexual assault and sexual harassment. Milliken said the task force received a number of “thoughtful comments.”

He said the proposed amendments will not only address assaults but also stalking. The policy will cover aspects including training, cooperation with law enforcement and uniform standards and definitions. It will also provide guidelines for the reporting process of assaults, clarifies confidentiality and establishes guidelines on how they will conduct investigations.

“It is designed to be sensitive to student accusers while safeguarding the rights of the accused and would give complainants the right to fully participate in hearings, including presenting their side of the story through testimony, witnesses, cross-examination, legal representation and having the right to appeal,” said Millikan.

CUNY’s announcement came days after the State University of New York’s board of trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy. SUNY’s policy, which goes into effect in December, mandates that all of its 64 SUNY campuses will adopt a uniform definition of consent as “given by words or actions,” not simply the absence of “no.”

Cuomo, who was at the meeting when the board approved his proposal earlier this month, said campus sexual assault an “epidemic … that is truly disturbing and is inarguable.” He said policies have to be put in place to combat the growing problem.

Last week, the chair of the New York Senate’s Higher Education Committee, state Sen. Ken LaValle, released a report with recommendations for a state law to require colleges to have only one process to examine and discipline in cases of sexual assault charges. He said athletic departments and Greek organizations should not have a separate policy from their college’s general process.

Later this month, he New York City Council is slated to have an oversight hearing on campus sexual assault. The council’s Committee on Women Issues will introduce a resolution urging Congress to pass and for President Barack Obama to sign the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.