As a student, if you are impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking and choose to disclose such behavior, then as the reporter you have the right to make a report to law enforcement (University police or campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police) or choose not to report. You also have the right to report the incident to your institution; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution. The university respects that it is the student’s decision whether or not to report any incidents of sexual and relationship violence and which reporting options they choose to utilize.
Members of The Sexual and Relationship Violence Response (SRVR) Team provide confidentiality and are available to discuss reporting options with students and to accompany them throughout any processes should they choose to report. The SRVR team can be accessed by calling 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week 315.443.4715 or can be accessed in person at 200 Walnut Place during regular business hours.
Students have the option to pursue a criminal complaint with the appropriate law enforcement agency, to pursue a formal complaint through the University Conduct process, or to pursue both processes consecutively or to pursue neither option. In cases involving alleged criminal conduct, the Department of Public Safety will assist a victim/complainant in making a criminal complaint if desired. Any criminal complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Any student who initially decides to maintain confidentiality and not report the incident may later decide to pursue a complaint with the University or report the incident to local law enforcement.
IF A STUDENT CHOOSES TO FILE A COMPLAINT, THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE:
Title IX Coordinator, 0005 Steele Hall, 315.443.0211
Office of Human Resources, Skytop Office Building, 315.443.5462 (if the accused is an employee of the university)
EMERGENCY ACCESS FOR REPORTING IS AVAILABLE AT:
Department of Public Safety, 005 Sims Hall, 315.443.2224
Syracuse Police Department, 511 South State St, 315.435.3016 (Abused Persons Unit)
New York State Police, 24-hour dedicated hotline, 1.844.845.7269
ANONYMOUS REPORTING IS AVAILABLE THROUGH:
- “TIPS” at 315.443.TIPS (8477) or online at http://publicsafety.syr.edu.