Know Your Rights

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Know Your Rights



Students’ Bill of Rights In Cases Involving Sexual Assault, Domestic/Dating Violence, and Stalking



All students have the right to:
  1. Make a report to the College, local law enforcement , and/or state police;
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the conduct process and or criminal justice process free from pressure by Utica College;
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the College courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  6. 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;
  7. Describe the incident to as few College representatives as practicable an d not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  8. Be protected from retaliation by Utica College, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of Utica College;
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of Utica College.
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