AAMI is committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

  1. “Students are guaranteed those rights and freedoms contained in the laws of the United States and in the State of New York;
  2. Students have the right to due process;
  3. Students have the right not to be discriminated against or harassed because of race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence or disability;
  4. Students have right of privacy of their records, except Directory Information, unless they consent in writing to have contents released;
  5. Students have the right to be evaluated in the classroom solely on the basis of academic achievement and fulfillment of educational requirements with freedom of expression protected and respected;
  6. Students have the right to make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  7. Students have the right to have disclosure of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  8. Students have the right to make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  9. Students have the right to participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  10. Students have the right to be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  11. Students have the right to be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  12. Students have the right to describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  13. Students have the right to be protected from retaliation by the College, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College;
  14. Students have the right to access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  15. Students have the right to be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
  16. Students have the right to exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice or judicial or conduct process of the institution.”