Title IX-Related and Crime Reporting Resources

At St. Lawrence: Resources and Process if you have been Sexually Assaulted: A Flow Chart for Students

Clery Act
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses.  The law is named after Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University student who was raped and murdered in her campus hall of residence in 1986.

A Plain Language Explanation of Distinctions Between the New York State Penal Law and the College Disciplinary Processes
The two systems have different goals.  In the criminal justice system, prosecutors pursue cases when they believe there is sufficient evidence to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that an individual has committed a crime.  The college disciplinary process seeks to determine whether an individual has violated college policy, using the preponderance of evidence (lower) threshold.  The link above explains more fully the differences between the systems.

Crime Reporting Forms

Sexual Assault Reporting Form

Security on Campus

NYS Sex Offender Registry

Missing Student Policy

Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA)

WPBS Video
The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley developed this April 2015 one-hour show with WPBS in Watertown on sexual violence on college campuses.