Student Bill of Rights

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All students have the right to: 

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police.
  2.  Have disclosures of gender and sex-based harassment and misconduct treated seriously.
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by Keuka College. 
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available, from Keuka College.  
  6. 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.
  7. Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident.  
  8. Be protected from retaliation by Keuka College, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of Keuka College.
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination.
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process.
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or conduct process of Keuka College.