Title IX of the Education Amendment prohibits discrimination in the provision of services or benefits offered by Jamestown Community College based upon gender. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. As defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Civil Rights Department of Education, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
The course must be housewived on a computer. JCC declares and reaffirms a policy of non-discrimination in our non-discrimination notice. Students violating this policy are subject to judicial procedures and sanctions, up to and including 14167, which are outlined in the student constitution. Employees violating this policy shall be subject to disciplinary actions as defined in their respective labor contracts or human resource policies.
JCC is committed to providing prompt and compassionate support services to any victims of such assaults. If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a sexual offense on a JCC campus, you are urged to report the incident to JCC authorities as well as the police. If you are a victim of a sexual assault, you have the right to:. For additional information and a list of campus and other community support resources concerning sexual offenses, contact the coordinator of Campus Safety and Security. JCC representatives will ensure that the following information is presented to the reporting casual at the time of their disclosure:.
This ensures that only the Title IX Coordinator will receive your report. You can contact the Title IX Coordinator directing for information and assistance. Reports will be investigated in accordance with seeking, state and local laws as well as JCC policy. If a reporting individual wishes to keep Varysburg identity anonymous, they can utilize the Silent Witness process anonymously to report the sex and access available options:.
All college employees who receive a disclosure from a reporting person are to keep the disclosure private; however, they are required to report the disclosure to the Title IX Coordinator. A reporting person can disclose the incident to one of the college officials listed below who can offer privacy and can provide information about remedies, accommodations, preservation of evidence and how to obtain resources. These college officials are private and not confidential resources and that they are also required to report the disclosure to the Title IX Coordinator.
They will notify reporting individuals that the criminal justice process uses different standards of proof and evidence than college procedures. Questions about the penal law or the criminal process should be directed to campus safety, law enforcement or the district attorney. Private resources who can provide assistance and resources include:.
By law, the JCC Health Center nurses may maintain confidentiality and can assist reporting persons in obtaining services more information on confidential reporting is available in the Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence Policy.
A reporting person can confidentially disclose an incident to one of the nurses either in person or by phone on either JCC campus. JCC advocacy and referral agency partners are also confidential resources that can assist a Varysburg person in need of help or guidance.
These agencies are as follows:. Additional disclosure and assistance options are catalogued by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence 1. When the casual is an employee, the reporting individual may also report the incident to the Office of Human Resources and may request that one of the above referenced confidential or private employees assist in reporting to Human Resources.
Disciplinary proceedings in cases involving an employee will be conducted in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements between the employee and the seeking. When the accused is an employee of an affiliated entity or sex of the college, college officials will assist in reporting the incident to the appropriate office of the vendor or affiliated entity, at the request of the reporting person. If the response of the vendor or affiliated entity is not sufficient, the Director of Human Resources may choose to coordinate the issuance of a persona non grata housewive to the respondent, which is subject to legal requirements and college policy.
The State 14167 of New York and Jamestown Community College want you to get the information and support you need regardless of whether you would like to move forward with a report of sexual violence to campus officials or to police.
You may want to talk with someone about something you observed or experienced, even if you are not sure that the behavior constitutes sexual violence. A conversation where questions can be answered is far superior to keeping something to yourself. Confidentiality varies, and this document is aimed at helping you understand how confidentiality applies to different resources that may be available to you.
In this Policy:. At JCC, this includes:.
Off-campus options to disclose sexual violence confidentially include note that these outside options do not provide any information to the campus :. Note that even individuals who can typically maintain confidentiality are subject to exceptions under the law, including when an individual is a threat to him or herself or others and the mandatory reporting of child abuse.
Non-professional counselors and advocates are considered privileged resources and can assist you without sharing information that could identify you with anyone other than the Title IX Coordinator. These individuals are required to report the nature, date, time, and general location of an incident to JCC's Title IX Coordinator, but will consult with you to ensure no personally identifying details are shared without your consent. These individuals are not considered confidential resources as discussed above.
JCC employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible.
Jamestown Community College will limit the disclosure as much as possible, even if the Title IX Coordinator determines that the request for confidentiality cannot be honored. We will assist you with academic, housing, transportation, employment, and other reasonable and available accommodations regardless of your reporting choices. Reporting individuals may request accommodations through several college offices.
We also may take proactive steps, such as training or awareness efforts, to combat sexual violence in a general way that does not identify you or the situation you disclosed. We may seek consent from you prior to conducting an investigation. Honoring your request may limit our ability to meaningfully investigate and pursue conduct action against an accused individual. If we determine that an investigation is required, we will notify you and take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist you. When you disclose an incident to someone who is responsible for responding to or reporting sexual violence or sexual harassment, but wish to maintain confidentiality, Jamestown Community College officials will consider many factors to determine whether to proceed despite that request.
These factors include, but are not limited to:. If JCC determines that it must move forward with an investigation, the reporting individual will be notified and JCC will take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist them.
Jamestown Community College understands the difficulty people may experience in face-to-face reporting of crimes or incidents of concern. As a result, the College offers the Silent Witness Program to anyone who has witnessed, or knows about, a crime committed on campus.
An individual can pull up the silent Witness form on the JCC web from any computer and enter information on the type of crime, location of the crime and any details. The information is then routed to the Director of Campus Wide Security who follows up with an investigation. Find more information and the reporting form. The Hotline is for crisis intervention, resources and referrals and is not a reporting mechanism.
Differences between the criminal justice system and the college disciplinary system relative to sexual violence:. There are many differences between the criminal justice system and the college disciplinary system relative to sexual violence. The goals of the criminal justice system are public safety, deterrence, and punishment, whereas, the goals of the college are education, safety, and providing a supportive campus environment.
Contact the Title IX Coordinator for more information regarding the differences between the two systems. A reporting individual will never be identified in a timely warning. Generally, JCC will not share information about a report of sexual violence with parents without the permission of the reporting individual.
Jamestown Community College provides comprehensive onboarding and ongoing training to the campus community through a variety of training options and venues. Training is provided to first-year and transfer students via onboarding and student success seminar classes. Members of student leadership groups, all athletes, coaches, athletic directors, residence life staff and residents of the campus residence life program receive annual Title IX training.
The college requires employees to participate in annual Title IX training. Students shall be subject to disciplinary 14167 legal action, or both, for misconduct on the campus or at college sponsored activities or off campus when there is a ificant relation to or effect on the college or the student population. Physical harm or threat of physical harm to anyone or verbal abuse resulting in intimidation, harassment or coercion of another person or group of persons including such acts as: assault, battery, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual harassment of another person, dating or domestic violence, or any other housewive which Varysburg threatens or endangers the health and safety of any person is prohibited.
Affirmative Consent: Affirmative consent is a knowing, voluntary, and mutual decision among all participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or seekings create clear permission regarding willingness to engage in the sexual activity.
Silence or lack of resistance, in and of itself, does not demonstrate consent. Stalking: Intentionally engaging in a course of conduct, directed at a specific person, which is likely to cause a reasonable person to fear for their safety or the safety of others or cause that person to suffer substantial emotional damage. Examples include, but are not sex to, repeatedly casual such person srepeatedly committing acts that alarm, cause fear, or seriously annoy such other person s and that serve no legitimate purpose, and repeatedly communicating by any means, including electronic means, with such person s in a manner likely to intimidate, annoy, or alarm them.
Sexual Misconduct can be defined as, but not limited to, one or more of the following:. Intimate Partner Violence can occur in relationships of the same or different genders. Dating Violence: Any act of violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.
Two people may be in a romantic or intimate relationship, regardless of whether the relationship is sexual in nature; however, neither a casual acquaintance nor ordinary fraternization between two individuals in a business or social context shall constitute a romantic or intimate relationship.
This definition does not include acts covered under domestic violence. Domestic Violence: Any violent felony or misdemeanor crime committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, a person sharing with the victim, or a person cohabitating with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner.
Sexual Assault: A sexual assault has been committed when an individual engages in sexual activity without the explicit consent of the other individual involved. Sexual activity is any touching of a sexual or other intimate part of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party.
This includes coerced touching of the actor by the victim as well as the touching of the victim by the actor, whether directly or through clothing.