Options for Students
- Report the incident to and pursue criminal charges through law enforcement.
University Police Emergency 585-245-5222 or 911
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office 585-243-7100 or 911
Geneseo Village Police Department 585-243-2420 or 911
Upon reviewing the facts of the case, a law enforcement agency may
arrest the accused. Thereafter, the District Attorney may decide to
prosecute the matter. If so, the alleged victim may be required to
testify. Once criminal charges are initiated, charges cannot be
withdrawn without the consent of the District Attorney’s Office.
Report the incident to the Dean of Students/Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards.
Dean of Students/Assistant Dean of Students 585-245-5706/5714
If the accused is a student at the College, and the alleged victim wants the matter handled internally through the College conduct system, the alleged victim may choose to report the incident to the Dean of Students/Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. If the accused is found accountable, the College will take action in accordance with its Student Code of Conduct.
- File a sexual harassment grievance.
Title IX Coordinator 585-245-5616
Because sexual assault is considered to be a severe form of sexual harassment, a alleged victim may wish to file a sexual harassment grievance with the Title IX Coordinator. This person is responsible for ensuring a non-discriminatory campus environment that is free from harassment. The Title IX Coordinator will undertake an investigation. This investigation may involve taking statements from the alleged victim, the accused, and pertinent witnesses. This process will allow the Title IX Coordinator to address cases of sexual misconduct both in terms of the individual alleged victim and also in terms of the institution. There will be two main approaches: informal or formal.
The informal approach will involve working with an individual alleged victim who wishes to keep her or his identity confidential. The coordinator will help this alleged victim meet her/his needs in collaboration with others on campus (e.g., schedule changes). The Title IX coordinator also will have a separate conversation with the accused student. Steps also may be taken to promote campus safety.
A formal approach will involve a more intensive investigation, possibly involving calling witnesses. Then the Title IX Coordinator will make a determination and send the case to the Vice President for Student and Campus Life for review. If the allegations are substantiated, then an accused student will be referred to the Student Conduct Board for review.
The interim campus Title IX Coordinator is Julie Briggs, Assistant Vice President Human Resources.
- Document the incident that has occurred, but pursue no further action.
A alleged victim may report the incident to one or more of the above but decide not to proceed further. However, an anonymous report about the incident (date, time, location) will be shared with the Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, and University Police to ensure that accurate sexual misconduct records are kept. The College may take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the alleged victim’s request in an effort to prevent similar incidents. Please be advised that a request to remain anonymous may limit the College’s ability to take actions on an alleged victim’s report.