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Title IX: Student Bill of Rights

Sex discrimination includes acts of sexual violence.

As a student, you have certain rights if you experience sexual violence by another student, an employee, or another person while on campus or involved in a college activity.

  • Make a report to:
    • An employee with the authority to address complaints, including the Title IX Coordinator, a Student Affairs employee, or a Human Resources employee;
    • Campus Security;
    • Local law enforcement and/or the NYS Police;
    • Family Court or Civil Court.
  • Confidentially or anonymously disclose a crime or violation and have the report taken seriously;
  • Make a decision freely about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure from the College;
  • Be treated with dignity and receive courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  • Be free from any suggestion that you are at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or that you should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime or violation;
  • Describe the incident to as few individuals as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  • Be free from retaliation by the College, the accused, and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances;
  • Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  • Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise you throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings;
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or conduct process of the College.