Reporting Process for Victims of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and/or Stalking
Everyone should have access to sexual/gender-based discrimination and interpersonal violence misconduct reporting options and support services, even if they do not wish to formally report an incident.
SUNY Brockport’s Title IX Grievance Policy and Code of Student Conduct define Sexual Harassment and Sexual/Gender-Based Discrimination and Interpersonal Violence and prohibit the following range of behaviors:
- Sexual harassment
- Non-consensual sexual contact
- Non-consensual sexual intercourse
- Sexual exploitation
- Dating violence
- Domestic violence
- Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
- Discrimination on the basis of gender identity/non-conformity
- Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or parenting
Confidential Reporting Resources
Anyone who is a confidential resource will not report information to law enforcement or University officials without your permission, except in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency, imminent threat to self or others, or where there is mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.
If you only share information with a confidential resource, however, you should know that the University will not be able to investigate and pursue possible disciplinary action against the accused individual, or provide you with other measures of support.
Not Confidential (Private) Reporting Resources
Even University offices and employees who are not confidential resources will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible, sharing information only with people who have a need to know. No members of the University’s faculty are confidential, and most staff and other members of the University are not confidential. As a result, they will need to share with the Title IX Coordinator information you disclose to them concerning sexual/gender-based discrimination and interpersonal violence.
You can file a report (anonymous if you choose) online about incidents of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and/or other sexual misconduct, by using our Gender-Based and/or Sexual Assault Report.
Criminal vs Student Conduct Report
Whether the victim decides to pursue criminal charges through the criminal justice system or disciplinary action through the Title IX Grievance Policy or Code of Student Conduct, or both, the University is available to help where it can. There are major differences between a criminal report and a Title IX Grievance/Code of Student Conduct report. For more information on the differences between these options, view the Plain Language Explanation of Distinctions Between the New York State Penal Law and the College Disciplinary Processes.