Reporting Sexual Misconduct

If an act of sexual misconduct has been committed against you, especially an act of sexual violence, we strongly urge you to consider documenting the incident. Staff members will provide resources and support options to you. Additionally. they will review the options for filing a formal complaint (taking action through the Student Conduct or Human Resources process) or documenting the incident and not taking formal action.

If you do choose to report, you have a few different options. Depending upon your own goals and concerns, you may choose to take one or more of these forms of action.  

Students can also talk to someone confidentially if they are not ready to report to the College. 

The offices below can help you weigh your options without sharing information with the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Public Safety. If you want to consider your options, or just talk to someone, each one of these resources will assist you.

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 607-274-3136

Center for Health Promotion 607-274-7933

Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services 607-274-7934

The Hammond Health Center: 607-274-3177

The Office of the Chaplains: 607-274-3103

Students are encouraged to talk with whomever they feel most comfortable. All faculty and staff members not listed above will share information with the Title IX Coordinator to connect you to resources and review your options.

 

Amnesty When Reporting Violent Crimes.  The health and safety of every student at Ithaca College is of utmost importance. Ithaca College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. Ithaca College strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to institution officials.  A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, staking, or sexual assault to Ithaca College Officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Ithaca College officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Ithaca College’s Code of Conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.