Students' Bill of Rights
The State University of New York and Jefferson Community College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College/University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad.
All students have the right to:
- Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
- Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault
- Make a decision 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 outside
pressures from the institution;
- Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and
a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
- Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful
health care and counseling services, where available;
- Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes
and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid
such crimes or violations;
- Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not
to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
- Be free from retaliation by the institution, the accused, and/or the respondent, and/or
their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
- Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
- Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual,
accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during
all meetings and hearings related to such process;
- Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the College.
Options In Brief
Victims/survivors have many options that can be pursued simultaneously, including one or more of the following:
- Receive resources, such as counseling and medical attention;
- Anonymously disclose a crime or violation at www.sunyjefferson.edu/incidentreport.
- Confidentially disclose a crime or violation to the College Counselor or College Nurse
in the Health and Wellness Center, Building 17, (315) 786-2376.
- Make a report to:
- Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Corey Campbell at (315) 786-6561, located in the McVean
Student Center, Office 4-100;
- Campus Safety and Security at (315) 786-2222, office located in Deans Collaborative
Learning Center, 15-140;
- Watertown Police Department at 911;
- NYS dedicated hotline for reporting sexual assaults on college and university campuses
- and/or Family Court or Civil Court.
- Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Corey Campbell at (315) 786-6561, located in the McVean Student Center, Office 4-100;