Report An Issue, Concern, or Incident
Reporting sexual assaults is sometimes a difficult process for the survivor. Some people report as part of their healing, others report to bring the attacker's name to the attention of the College, and still others report to prevent future incidents from happening. Whatever the reasons, it is a courageous step - a decision that is 100% the survivor's choice to make.
The following offices are reporting resources for our community:
- Housing and Residence Life
- Counseling Services
- Vice President/Dean for Students Office (RO 389)
- Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (RO 388)
- Health Services
- Safety & Security (the survivor has the option to report to the police and ask them to investigate or not)
- Human Resources
- Office of Student Conduct
A survivor can visit one of the above offices or people, who will in turn file a report here on behalf of the survivor. It requires the faculty or staff member to report the matter, so it is not anonymous for them, but they don't have to include the survivor's name and details. If you would like to file a formal report you may complete it here.
Sexual Misconduct Incident Report (Title IX)
Formal Report: This is a formal report the reporter and the survivor will be contacted to offer support and resources. You may also send an email here to report concerns related to sex and gender based discrimination, including sexual violence, and other forms of sexual harassment. The report will be reviewed and investigated under out process.
If you have questions or concerns about the reporting process, you may contact 845-575-3799.
Mandated or Confidential?
If you are unsure of someone’s duties to report or ability to maintain your privacy, it is always best to ask them before you talk to them. Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and abilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the college and upon college policy. When consulting campus resources, all parties should be aware of confidentiality, privacy and mandatory reporting in order to make informed choices.
If a reporting party does not wish for their name to be shared, does not wish for an investigation to take place, or does
not want a formal resolution to be pursued, the reporting party may make such a request to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators, who will evaluate that request in light of the duty to ensure the safety of the campus and comply with federal law.
If one desires that details of the incident be kept confidential, he or she should speak with on-campus counselors, campus health service providers, Fr. Richard LaMorte. Campus counselors are available to help free of charge, and can be seen on an emergency basis. In addition, victims may speak off-campus with off-campus counselors, crime victims service, or off-campus rape crisis resource people who can maintain confidentiality
- Counseling Services: (845) 575-3314
- Health Services: (845) 575-3270
- Fr. Richard LaMorte (845) 575-2469
- Poughkeepsie Crime Victims Services (Rape Crisis Center): (845) 452-7272
- Poughkeepsie Domestic Violence Services: (845) 485-5550
When notice is made to mandated reporters, the College as a whole is then officially on notice. You have the right and can expect to have incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment to be taken seriously by the institution when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through administrative procedures. Formal reporting means that information will be shared only as necessary with people who need to be told, including investigators, witnesses, and the accused individual.
College employees have a Duty to Report, unless they fall under the section of confidential reporter mentioned above. Parties making a report may want to consider carefully whether they share personally identifiable details with non-confidential employees, as those details must be shared by the employee with the Title IX Coordinator and/or Deputy Coordinators. Otherwise, employees must share all details of the reports they receive. If a reporting party does not wish for their name to be shared, does not wish for an investigation to take place, or does not want a formal resolution to be pursued, the reporting party may make such a request to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators, who will evaluate that request in light of the duty to ensure the safety of the campus and comply with federal law.
In cases indicating pattern, predation, threat and/or violence, the College will be unable to honor a request for confidentiality. In cases where the victim requests confidentiality and the circumstances allow the College to honor that request, the College will offer interim supports and remedies to the victim and the community, but will not otherwise pursue formal action. A reporting party has the right, and can expect, to have reports taken seriously by the College when formally reported, and to have those incidents investigated and properly resolved through these procedures. Formal reporting still affords privacy to the reporter, and only a small group of officials who need to know will be told, including but not limited to:
- Name of the student and alleged perpetrator
- Any other individuals who experiences the misconduct
- Relevant facts, including date, time, and location of the incident
Information will be shared as necessary with investigators, witnesses and the responding party. The circle of people with this knowledge will be kept as tight as possible to preserve a reporting party’s rights and privacy.
- Title IX Coordinator (Christina Daniele, Donnelly 120): (845) 575-3799
- Campus Security: (845) 575-2282
- Assistant Dean for Student Affairs: (845) 575-3517
- Housing & Residential Life: (845) 575-3307
- Office of Student Conduct: (845) 575-3514
- Vice President for Student Affairs: (845) 575-3515