The student conduct process is designed to enforce college policy and Student Village regulations while maintaining educational principles. Community living requires standards of conduct, cooperation, negotiation, and respect for all community members, including students and staff. The student conduct process functions cooperatively with Academic Affairs, Athletics, Housing Office, Counseling Services, the SUNY Broome Department of Public Safety, and local police and emergency response agencies. A student may be referred to a conduct officer for an alleged policy violation. Students should refer to the Housing and Student Codes of Conduct for more information. Students living in the Student Village sign a housing license that stipulates individual resident student responsibilities. The rules and regulations apply to all students, guests, and visitors.
Filing a Report of Misconduct
Any person, department, organization or entity may file a Report of Misconduct involving a student or campus visitor for violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
If the misconduct is an emergency, call 911 from any phone to report the emergency. After the emergency is handled by emergency responders a Student Conduct Officer will begin a review in accordance with prescribed guidelines.
- Report of Misconduct concerning academic conduct matters can be made to the Associate Vice President/Dean responsible for the academic program that is the subject of the Report of Misconduct. Please refer to the Academic Standards Handbook and Guidelines
- A Report of Misconduct concerning non-academic conduct matters can be made to Public Safety or a Housing staff member. The staff member shall assist the individual with the required documentation and refer the complaint immediately to the appropriate conduct officer. Reports of misconduct may be submitted directly using the following [link website]. Nothing in this procedure shall prevent the reporting individual from contacting Public Safety directly where there is a risk of harm or criminal activity.
- In addition to Public Safety or Housing, a Report of Misconduct concerning sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or sexual violence can also be made to the SUNY Broome’s Title IX Coordinator at (607) 778-5213 or a Residence Life and Housing staff member.
Upon receipt of the report, the conduct officer will decide how to proceed. If the report requires further attention which may lead to disciplinary charges and sanctions, the conduct officer will proceed with informing students of the alleged charges, a reasonable meeting time to hear the case and determine sanctions as necessary. If the conduct officer requires further assistance or alters from the prescribed sanctions, they will consult the conduct review panel to consider modifications to the sanctioning guidelines.
NOTE: Students will be notified via the SUNY Broome e-mail system of all scheduled student conduct matters (incident reports being filed, hearings, decisions, appeals and etc.). It is the responsibility of each student to check their e-mail in a timely manner when involved in a student conduct incident. If a student is unable to access their email or has a problem viewing any correspondence, it is their responsibility to seek the assistance of the student conduct officers or Housing staff member.
Reporting an Incident of Sexual Assault, Harassment or other Sexual Misconduct:
Victims, or anyone else who is aware of the occurrence of such an incident, are encouraged to report such offenses as soon as possible, whether the incident took place on or off campus, if the misconduct is an emergency, call 911 from any phone to report the emergency. After the emergency is handled by emergency responders a Student Conduct Officer will begin a review in accordance with prescribed guidelines. For non-emergency incidents of Sexual Assault, Harassment or other Sexual Misconduct, victims, or anyone else who is aware of the occurrence of such an incident, are encouraged to report such offenses as soon as possible, whether the incident took place on or off campus, to the SUNY Broome Office of Public Safety (607) 778-5083 , the Title IX Coordinator (607) 778-5213 or or a Residence Life and Housing staff member.
- Referral to Policies: A victim of sexual misconduct has the option to report the incident to the appropriate local law enforcement authorities for the purpose of filing a criminal complaint and/or seeking and enforcing a no contact, retraining or similar court order and has the right to be assisted by the College in exercising this option. A criminal investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct does not relieve, or substitute for, the College’s duty and authority to conduct its own prompt review of a complaint; the College will not wait for the conclusion of a criminal investigation or proceeding to begin its own investigation and resolution of an alleged violation. Furthermore, because the standards for criminal proceedings differ from those used in campus disciplinary actions, conduct that may not be subject to criminal prosecution or sanctions may still be addressed through the College disciplinary process, and/or a finding of “not guilty” in a criminal case does not preclude a finding of responsibility in a campus disciplinary proceeding for violating College policy. Students are advised to preserve physical evidence to support their complaint in the event they wish to pursue criminal action.
- Retaliation: The College will take steps to prevent/address any form of retaliation against the complainant.
- Specific Rights Afforded to Sexual Assault Complainants: Victims of sexual assault are entitled to specific rights, among them:
- The right to a prompt and equitable investigation and resolution of a complaint.
- The right to file a complaint with the appropriate local law enforcement authorities for the purpose of filing a criminal complaint and/or seeking and enforcing a no contact, retraining or similar court order.
- The right to be assisted by the College in seeking assistance from local law enforcement.
- The right to request and receive a change in his/her living situation if such a change is reasonably available.
- The right to request and receive a change in his/her academic situation if such a change is reasonably available.
- The right to be referred to on- and off-campus counseling, mental health or other student services for victims of sex offenses.
- The right to file a complaint on campus and to avail him/herself of the process for doing so including, but not limited to, the following: adequate, reliable, and impartial investigation of complaints; an equal opportunity to present relevant witnesses and other evidence; an equal opportunity to be accompanied by an adviser (who may be an attorney); an equal opportunity to the appeal processes.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits a school to disclose to the student victim information about the sanction imposed upon a student who was found to have engaged in volatile behavior when the sanction directly relates to the victim. Furthermore, when the conduct involves allegations of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, a postsecondary institution is required to simultaneously provide written notification of the final results of a disciplinary proceeding against the alleged perpetrator to both the victim and the alleged perpetrator, regardless of whether the institution concluded that a violation was committed.