was signed into law by President George Bush in July 1992.This law requires that all colleges and universities (both public and private) participating in federal student aid programs afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights.Students can report an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking to Rensselaer by contacting the Department of Public Safety 24/7 at (518) 276-6611 (emergency) or (518) 276-6656 (non-emergency).Students can report an incident of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking to law enforcement by calling 911 (emergency), Troy Police Department at (518) 270-4411 (non-emergency), or the New York State Police at (844) 845-7269 (non-emergency).You may also use a web-based reporting form to report acts of sexual violence.Both the mobile application and web-based form allow reports of sexual violence to be submitted anonymously.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault and wish to speak to a "confidential employee," please contact one of the following M State counselors: Maronda Robertson at [email protected] 218.299.6618 Steve Lindgren at [email protected] 218.736.1539 Tom Dubbels at [email protected] 218.299.6516 Students or prospective students may contact one of the individuals below or submit a complaint online through Campus Eye: Campus Eye and Web-based reporting: Campus Eye is a mobile application that can be used by M State students, faculty and staff to report incidents of sexual violence to the appropriate M State authorities.Names and addresses of the survivor may be released to local law enforcement.Student Development Services will attempt to provide support and advice for survivors of sexual assault or connect the survivor with an appropriate community agency.Schools found to have violated this law can be fined up to ,000 or lose their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. The Campus Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights exists as a part of the campus security reporting requirements, commonly known as the Jeanne Clery Act.Complaints about schools that have filed to comply with this law should be made to the U. If you wish to report a sexual assault on campus, contact the director of student development services and/or security as soon as possible after the offense. Do not bathe, douche, use the toilet or change clothing. If you have been raped, you should seek medical attention immediately regardless of whether or not you report the matter to law enforcement.A medical examination is important to check for sexually transmitted infections or other injuries or for pregnancy concerns.Physical evidence must be collected within 72 hours of the assault and only at a certified medical facility upon the request of a law enforcement agency.Each report of sexual assault will be investigated in order to provide better protection to the survivor of a sexual assault and to the greater M State community.Sexual assault survivors should be aware of the need for the college to release information regarding the fact that an assault has occurred for the protection and safety of others.Every effort will be made to assure that all members of the college community are provided an atmosphere free from sexual abuse and harassment, and educational efforts will be undertaken to inform employees and students of their responsibilities regarding such behavior, how to identify and eliminate potential sexual abuse and harassment and what steps can be taken in instances when sexual abuse and harassment are experienced.M State conducts a number of programs designed at preventing sexual offenses and making the community aware of the potential of such crimes.