When a member of The College of Saint Rose community has been the victim of an alleged act of misconduct which violates the physical and/or mental welfare of an individual, the victim should expect that the student conduct system shall respond in a caring, sensitive manner which allows the victim to utilize the student conduct process unimpeded, while still maintaining the rights of the accused student. In cases including but not limited to sexual assault, physical assault, hazing, and harassment. [The Office of Student Conduct will review each case for victims and will inform individuals when they have been granted this status.] The following rights shall be provided to victims of alleged offenses:
- A victim has the right to be treated with dignity and compassion by the student conduct hearing office, and by all persons involved in the disciplinary process.
- A victim has the right to information pertaining to the campus student conduct process and appropriate referrals for information on the criminal process.
- A victim has the right to information pertaining to counseling assistance available to her/him.
- A victim has the right to assistance throughout the student conduct process, including the right to have an advisor present at all proceedings.
- A victim has the right to all due process protections provided to accused students, including the right to written notification of a hearing, the right to hear all information presented, the right to present information and witnesses, the right to verbal disclosure of the results of a hearing (for victims of crimes of violence or non-forcible sexual offenses), and the right to appeal imposed sanctions.
- A victim has the right to testify from another location as long as it does not infringe upon the rights of the accused student to have a fair hearing.
- A victim has the right to have any unrelated past behavior excluded from the hearing process. The student conduct hearing officer shall determine what constitutes unrelated behavior.
- A victim has the right to submit a written impact statement to the student conduct hearing officer which will be considered only in sanctioning, should there be a finding of violation against the accused student.
- A victim has the right to privacy throughout the student conduct process in relation to campus and other media, and from all other uninvolved parties.
- A victim has the right to expect to be free from intimidation and harassment throughout the student conduct process.
- A victim has the right to request that campus personnel take the necessary steps reasonably available to prevent unwanted contact or proximity with an alleged assailant(s). This could include modification of living arrangements and/or class schedule.
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- Parents of dependent students are notified of disciplinary decisions when students are found in violation of alcohol or drug policies.
- If a student is arrested for a serious incident off campus or is arrested multiple times they will be referred to the campus student conduct system.
- Certain drug arrests and convictions will result in loss of financial aid.
- Students 21 and over may not consume alcohol in the presence of an individual under 21.
- Kegs, beer balls, shot glasses or any item that can be used to ingest alcoholic beverages in an irresponsible manner, ie- funnels, are not allowed.
- Drug paraphernalia or any items which can be used or are designed for the use of drugs are not allowed.
- You must carry your college identification card with you at all times. Failure to do so, or providing false information to a college official, is against college policy.
- You are responsible for your guest’s actions while they are on The College of Saint Rose campus.
- Failure to comply with requests from a residence hall staff member is against college policy.
- Banner holds will be placed on the education records of students who fail to complete their sanctions by imposed deadlines.