Nondiscrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policies
All harassment and discrimination based on protected identity is against University policy.
St. Lawrence University has combined its policies to show our expectations of respect for all people. However, gender-based discrimination has specific state and federal laws with which the University complies.
Section 1: Gender
If you believe you have experienced harassment or discrimination based on gender (including sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence), please see Section 1 of the Combined Discrimination and Harassment Policies.
Complaints of Gender-based discrimination and/or harassment must be made in writing to the Title IX Coordinator. This form may be used: Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form
Section 2: All other protected identities
If you believe you have experienced harassment or discrimination based on any other protected identity, please see Section 2 of the Combined Discrimination and Harassment Policies.
Optional Form: Bias Incident Reporting
If you or someone you know may have experienced discrimination, help and support are available.
If the University receives a complaint of discriminatory harassment, effective August 14, 2020, we:
- Assist with safety and medical needs first.
- Understand the requests of the person making the complaint: Informal Resolution or Formal Investigation and Adjudication with live hearing (for students).
- 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 process to both parties
- Discuss, if requested by Complainant, a non-judgmental Informal Resolution and the terms, with the Respondent.
- Investigate, if requested and/or University determines need, to the extent possible, always in a private, compassionate setting. During the investigation, the parties will meet, one-on-one with investigators.
- Provide, if requested, an Advisor for the purposes of conducting cross-examination at the live hearing (for student cases).
- Provide access to investigation materials to both parties, and when the Investigation Report is complete, provide all materials to the Review Board.
- Plan for a live hearing with parties present in separate spaces if requested
- Notify both parties of outcomes.
- Provide for appeal on specific criteria.
Discipline for discrimination or harassment 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 a student's transcript "violation of student code of conduct."