New York State Education Law
Article 129-B
Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

Every institution shall ensure that reporting individuals are advised of their right to:

A. Notify university police or campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police;

B. Have emergency access to a Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate official trained in interviewing victims of sexual assault who shall be available upon the first instance of disclosure by a reporting individual to provide information regarding options to proceed, and where applicable, the importance of preserving evidence and obtaining a sexual assault forensic examination as soon as possible, and detailing that the criminal justice process utilizes different standards of proof and evidence and that any questions about whether a specific incident violated the penal law should be addressed to law enforcement or to the district attorney. Such official shall also explain whether he or she is authorized to offer the reporting individual confidentiality or privacy, and shall inform the reporting individual of other reporting options;

C. Disclose confidentially the incident to institution representatives, who may offer confidentiality pursuant to applicable laws and can assist in obtaining services for reporting individuals;

D. Disclose confidentially the incident and obtain services from the state or local government;

E. Disclose the incident to institution representatives who can offer privacy or confidentiality, as appropriate, and can assist in obtaining resources for reporting individuals;

F. File a report of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking and the right to consult the Title IX Coordinator and other appropriate institution representatives for information and assistance. Reports shall be investigated in accordance with institution policy and reporting individual’s identity shall remain private at all times if said reporting individual wishes to maintain privacy;

G. Disclose, if the accused is an employee of the institution, the incident to the institution’s human resources authority or the right to request that a confidential or private employee assist in reporting to the appropriate human resources authority;

H. Receive assistance from appropriate institution representatives in initiating legal proceedings in family court or civil court; and

I. Withdraw a complaint or involvement from the institution process at any time.