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Drug/Alcohol Amnesty and Title IX

The health and safety of every student at Binghamton University is of utmost importance. The University 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. The University 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, stalking or sexual assault to Binghamton University officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Binghamton University Student 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.  This information is available in 100+ languages by clicking HERE. (NYS Education Law, Title 7, Article 129-B § 6442)

 

Retaliation

Students reporting Title IX violations are protected from retaliation by federal and state laws, and University policy. These include:

The Violence Against Women Act which states:

"An institution, or an officer, employee, or agent of an institution, may not retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce, or otherwise discriminate against any individual for exercising their rights or responsibilities under any provision in this section [of VAWA]."

New York State Education Law which states:

"You have the right to make a report to university Police or campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; 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." (NYS Education Law, Title 7, Article 129-B § 6444-2)

Binghamton University Procedures which state:

"Retaliation against members of the University community who make good faith reports regarding potential University-related violations of laws, regulations or University policies is prohibited. (Policy #632)

 

Andrew R. Baker
Title IX Coordinator
Risk Management and Administrative Compliance
Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
607-777-2486
abaker@binghamton.edu
Couper Administration Building room 217

 

Last Updated: 3/13/17