How to Report an Incident
As a student, faculty or staff member, you have options when it comes to reporting. You are not alone and there are members of both the campus and outside community that are available to support and assist you throughout the process from reporting, to investigation, and on to a criminal trial or campus hearing.
If you have witnessed an assault while under the influence, and are afraid to report because you were engaging in personal alcohol or drug use, you will not face campus judicial charges.
Options in brief:
1. Confidential Reporting
There are certain people on campus to which you can report to in a confidential manner. Specifically on SUNY Plattsburgh Campus, confidential resources are:
- Counselors from Psychological Services. (518) 564-3086
- Medical Staff from SUNY Plattsburgh Health Center. (518) 564-2187
- Ward Hall Counseling Clinic (Graduate Student Counselors). (518) 564-4178
Off- Campus confidential resources include mental health professionals, medical staff, clergy, and community advocates for domestic violence and sexual assault.
2. Anonymous Reporting
If you do not want to or are not ready at this time to make a report in-person, you may do so anonymously online.
3. Official Reporting
If you are ready or would like more information on how to report, you may do so through Title IX, Dorm CA/RA/RD staff, University Police, or local law enforcement.
The Title IX Coordinator has the capacity to initiate a campus investigation for campus judicial charges.
University Police has the capacity to initiate a campus investigation for criminal charges.
Your Reporting Options
When a reporting individual of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault and/or sexual violence is identified or comes forward, there are three possible processes that person can engage to seek remedy. A reporting individual has the choice to be involved in one, two, or all three processes..
Your Reporting Options
When a reporting individual of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault and/or sexual violence is identified or comes forward, there are three possible processes that person can engage to seek remedy. A reporting individual has the choice to be involved in one, two, or all three processes.
The three processes include:
- Title IX investigation;
- the criminal justice process assisted by either University Police or local law enforcement;
- and/or the campus judicial process.
College Title IX investigations and/or disciplinary procedures will:
- Proceed independently of any action taken in the criminal or civil courts, as determined on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Title IX regulations. College procedures are not a substitute for criminal court proceedings; Absent extenuating circumstances, be completed within sixty days.
- Proceed with appropriate attention to reporting individual’s safety; and
- Not require a reporting student to mediate directly with the person accused, including couples counseling
The Reporting Process
This Sexual Assault Response Flowchart (PDF file size 21.5KB) provides an outline of the process. If you have problems accessing the information, or have questions, please contact the Title IX office.
Title IX Coordinator
Office: Hawkins 151
Phone: (518) 564-3281