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Reporting Options for Sexual Misconduct

At the first disclosure by a Complainant to an Elmira College representative and upon the Complainant’s initial meeting with the Title IX Coordinator, the Complainant will be informed, “You have the right to make a report to Department of Safety and Security, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; to report the incident to Elmira College; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution.”

 A Complainant has several choices for both reporting Prohibited Conduct as well as getting more information about their options for reporting and support from the Title IX Coordinator or an authorized designee. A Complainant may choose to use any of the following reporting options simultaneously.

  • A Complainant may choose to share information with the College, receive resources and support, and pursue no resolution process at that time. When this is the expressed preference, the Complainant is provided resources and informed of Supportive Measures.
  • A Complainant can also choose to make a report regarding sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator and/or Department of Safety and Security. When this is the expressed preference, the Complainant is provided resources, informed of Supportive Measures, and has the opportunity to discuss resolution options.
  • The Title IX coordinator can be reached Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Campus Center Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, by phone at (607) 735-1930, or by emailing titleix@elmira.edu. After hours, Reporting Individuals can contact the Title IX coordinator through the residence director on-call protocol or through Office of Safety and Security.

Additionally

  • A report may be made to Chemung County Sheriffs Department or Elmira Police Department by calling 911.
  • A report can also be made with the New York State Police at:

New York State Police
Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit
1220 Washington Ave, Building 22
Albany, New York 12226
Dedicated 24-hour Hotline: 1 (844) 845-7269

  • The College will assist any person in contacting law enforcement officials to report an allegation of sexual misconduct. Additionally, any campus community member may independently report. Law enforcement follows its own procedures. If you choose to contact law enforcement directly, law enforcement may not inform the College of your report. If you wish to make the College aware and involved, please contact the Title IX coordinator or the Office of Safety and Security.
  • Upon reviewing the facts of the case, law enforcement may decide to prosecute the matter and further participation with law enforcement may be required. Once criminal charges are initiated, charges can be withdrawn only with the proper consent of the District Attorney's Office. The College will act on any information law enforcement shares with the College if there is a concern for the safety of the College community.
  • Elmira College fully supports all local, state, and federal laws prohibiting sexual misconduct and will cooperate with law enforcement officials who investigate such allegations to the fullest extent allowed under the law. In all cases reported to law enforcement, the College will coordinate its investigations and responses with those of law enforcement. A concurrent investigation will not prevent the College from conducting its own investigation and conduct processes, except for temporary delays requested by law enforcement

In addition to the reporting choices above, persons may direct information about their allegations to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

The OCR National Headquarters is located at:

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012; TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: OCR@ed.gov

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