Title IX

Sexual Misconduct Resources and Support

Policies and Procedures

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Student Bill of Rights

Rights of the Reporting Student

The Colleges recognize that formal hearings regarding sexual assault can be difficult for the reporting student. Therefore, in either a closed or open hearing, the alleged victim has the following rights:

Reporting Students' Rights:

The right to have an emotional/moral supporter to accompany him or her at the formal hearing for the duration of the reporting students’ testimony.

The purpose of this person will be to provide emotional and moral support as needed during the time the reporting student testifies at the formal hearing. The supporter will assist the reporting student to help assure a safe and appropriate disciplinary process and hearing. The supporter can also intervene on behalf of the reporting student to maintain the integrity of the hearing process.

The right to have complaints heard by judicial conduct officers who have received annual sexual assault training;

The right not to have his or her irrelevant sexual history discussed during the hearing;

The right to make a victim impact statement at the campus judicial proceeding and to have that statement considered by the board in determining its sanctions;

The right to be informed of the outcome of the and sanction of any disciplinary hearing involving sexual assault;

The right of both the reporting student and accused to have the same opportunity to have others present (in a support role) during a campus disciplinary hearing;

The right to be informed by college officials of options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the student so chooses. This also includes the right not to report, if this is the alleged victim’s desire;

The right to be notified of available counseling, law enforcement, mental health or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community;

The right to notification of and options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, if so requested by the victim and accused and if such changes are reasonably available (no charges or investigation, campus or criminal, need occur before this option is available).

Accommodations may include but is not limited to:

Change of an on-campus student’s housing to a different on campus location;

Assistance from college support staff in completing the relocation;

Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and pro-rating a refund;

Exam (paper, assignment) rescheduling;

Taking an incomplete in a class;

Transferring class sections;

Temporary withdrawal;

Alternative course completion options.

This right may also be extended to victims for alleged violations that consist of harassment, dating violence, sexual harassment, or stalking behavior:

The right not to have irrelevant prior sexual history admitted as evidence in a campus hearing;

The right to a campus restraining order also known as a “no contact order” against another student who has engaged in or threatens to engage in stalking, threatening, harassing or other improper behavior that presents a danger to the welfare of the complaining student or others; (no violation, campus or criminal, needs to be proven before this option is available)

Contact Us

Safety Exit

Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street (Lake Level) Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3922
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For assistance after hours and on weekends contact Campus Safety at (315) 781-3333

TitleIX@hws.edu


Susan Lee

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator

Katie Stiffler

Katie Stiffler
Prevention and Education Coordinator

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.