Sexual Misconduct Policy

Gender discrimination is against University policy, and sexual assault, dating violence domestic violence and stalking are egregious examples of gender discrimination. The link below provides St. Lawrence's full policy about discrimination and harassment.

Combined Discrimination and Harassment Policies

If you or someone you know may have experinecd gender-based discrimination (including sexual assault), help and support are available.  

Option A:  Get confidential help
Option B:  Report to a campus official for a formal or informal response
Option C: Report to local police: Canton Police (911) or New York State Police Sexual Assault Hotline: 844-845-7269   

If the University receives a complaint of sexual misconduct (Option B), we:

•       Assist with safety and medical needs first

•       Understand the requests of the person making the complaint

•       Provide support services (academic and student life) as possible

•       Consider interim measures such as change of residence, “no contact” orders as appropriate

•       Maintain neutrality and offer equitable due process to both people

•       Investigate, if requested and/or University determines need, to the extent possible, always in a private, compassionate setting. Those involved do not confront one another.

•       Provide investigation report to the Review Board comprised of trained faculty and staff.

•       Notify both people of outcomes

•       Provide for appeal

Discipline for sexual misconduct can include community service, counseling, probation, suspension, or expulsion.  If a student is found responsible of violence and is suspended, expelled, or withdraws with charges pending, New York State law requires colleges to post a notation on student's transcript "violation of student code of conduct."