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Sexual Assault Procedures & Polices
SUNY College at Old Westbury is committed to maintaining an environment in which students, faculty, staff and visitors can work together free from all forms of harassment, exploitation and intimidation. Sexual harassment is any unwanted verbal or physical sexual advance or sexually explicit derogatory statement made by someone in the classroom or workplace that is offensive or that causes the recipient discomfort or humiliation or that interferes with the recipient's education or job performance. Sexual harassment is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and of SUNY College at Old Westbury campus policy. The College strongly condemns sexual harassment in any form, sexual assault, rape and any other conduct that constitutes a criminal offense. The College will take action as needed to discourage, prevent and correct any behavior that violates this standard of conduct.
SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFINITIONS
2. ACQUAINTANCE RAPE (or DATE RAPE) is sexual intercourse undertaken by a friend, date or acquaintance without consent. Acquaintance Rape includes sexual intercourse that occurs through force, as a result of threats, physical restraint or physical violence, or without consent.
3. SEXUAL ABUSE is forcing or coercing a man or woman to engage in any sexual contact other than intercourse under the circumstances mentioned above.
4. SODOMY is forcing or coercing a man or woman to engage in any deviate sexual contacts under the circumstances mentioned above.
5. SEXUAL HARASSMENT is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or other sexually degrading verbal or physical conduct.
An individual charged with sexual misconduct will be subject to college disciplinary
procedures, whether or not prosecution under New York State Criminal Statutes
is pending. The college will make every effort to be responsive and sensitive
to the victims of these serious crimes. Protection of the victim and prevention
of continued trauma is the college's priority. When the victim and the accused
live in the same residence
Assistance for any other personal or academic concerns will be reviewed and options provided. During the disciplinary process, the victim's rights are:
During the disciplinary process, the rights of the "accused" are as described under the Due Process Procedure of the College Judicial System.
INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
The University Police are available to assist students as well. University Police Officers hold the well-being of all in our campus community as their primary concern. They have been trained to treat members of the community with respect and sensitivity. Each officer will ensure that those coming to them are promptly taken to medical professionals and will direct them to support services on campus.
SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER (S.A.N.E.) Program
SUNY College at Old Westbury, P.O. Box 210, Old Westbury,
NY 11568-0210 - (516) 876-3000