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Prevention and Awareness Education Programs

Creating a safe and respectful environment is the responsibility of all members of the Institute community. To promote and maintain this environment, the Institute engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and retaliation. The Institute provides primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and employees, and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns for all students and employees.

The Institute educates the student community about sexual misconduct through the following programs:

  • All new students complete a mandatory online tutorial about affirmative consent and bystander intervention to prevent sexual violence
  • Educational materials and programming are provided throughout the year through the Health Office.

Appendix I – Students’ Bill of Rights

All students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to 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 judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution
  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 institution 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 institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, and student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution
  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 judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution

For additional information regarding filing a report and options for confidential reporting and disclosure, please consult the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy or contact the Title IX Coordinator, Judith Faith Williams Cadet at 718.687.5369, or visit us in Willoughby Hall, Room 104.