How do I report an incident?
How do I report an incident?
See our Reporting an Incident and/or Reporting a Sexual Assault.
Reporting an Incident
If you experience or observe an incident of sexual discrimination, harassment, violence or exploitation on or off campus, report the incident to:
ESF University Police (24/7) at (315)-470-6666; University Police Officers have received specialized training to attend to the needs and concerns of victims of sexual offenses and relationship violence.
OR the following individuals are responsible for Title IX and may be reached during College business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm:
- You will be asked to make a written acknowledgement describing: (1) the College employee or representative who spoke to or worked with you as well as the date; (2) which options you would like to pursue, if any including the criminal justice system and the student conduct process; and (3) that you received information about resources (medical, counseling, environmental relief).
- If you file a complaint, you have a right to adequate, reliable and impartial investigation of your complaint, the right to present evidence and witnesses, and the right to appeal the conclusions of investigators or hearing officers. If you do not file a complaint, the College is obligated by federal mandate to investigate the incident in order to seek further understanding for the protection of recurrences.
- The College will issue a "cease all contact" order to the accused (with a copy to you) that prohibits any contactpersonal, written, electronicby the accused or his/her associates acting on behalf of the accused with or without their knowledge.
- The College can address conditions in your living, learning or working environment to reduce the level of hostility in your environment, such as room assignment changes, class changes, work location changes, or limits on access for the accused.
- You will be notified of the time frame within which the College will conduct a full investigation related to the report or complaint.
- The College will decide outcomes of the complaint, the sanctions imposed upon the accused, and all aspects of the complaint that relate to you and may affect your learning, living or working environment.
- You will be notified of the outcome of a complaint that you submit and any conditions of the outcome that may affect you.
- If you or your witnesses are subjected to retaliation (pressure, intimidation, or coercion by the accuser or his/her associates, with or without the accuser's knowledge), you should immediately report the incident so the College can investigate and take action.
- You may opt for a voluntary informal method of resolving the complaint (i.e., mediation, alternative dispute resolution, etc.) if the College deems the incident to warrant an informal approach. You may choose to end such informal resolution methods at any time and choose to proceed with formal stages of this complaint process.