Know Your Rights

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Know Your Rights



Utica College is 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 programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors regardless of race, creed, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, domestic violence victim status, or protected status under applicable local, state, or federal law, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

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



All individuals 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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