Sexual Assault Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in Binghamton University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment.

All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while
studying abroad:

The right to:  

  • Have disclosures of sexual violence treated seriously.
  • Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or incident and participate in the conduct or criminal justice process free from outside pressures from University officials. 
  • Be treated with dignity and to receive from University officials courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services.
  • Be free from any suggestion that the victim/survivor is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such a crime.
  • Describe the incident to as few individuals as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident.
  • Be free from retaliation by the University, the accused, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances.
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or conduct process of the University

Options in brief:

Victims/survivors have many options that can be pursued simultaneously, including one or more of the following:

  • Receive resources, such as counseling and medical attention;
  • Confidentially or anonymously disclose a crime or violation (for detailed information on confidentiality and privacy, visit binghamton.edu/ivpsupportservices.
  • Make a report to an employee with the authority to address complaints:
    • Title IX Coordinator
    • Office of Student Conduct
    • Human Resources
    • University Police
    • Local law enforcement
    • Family Court or Civil Court

Binghamton University's Sexual Assault Policy can be found by visiting
binghamton.edu/ivpsexassaultprotocol.

A flow chart is provided to help navigate the options available. The flow chart can be found at binghamton.edu/ivpflowchart.

Those wishing clarification or more information regarding their rights outlined herein may contact the Dean of Students Office at 607-777-4789 or the Binghamton University Student Handbook.

Click HERE for printable PDF of Bill of Rights.

Last Updated: 2/2/15