Bill of Rights – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
Title IX

Bill of Rights

All Hobart and William Smith students have the right to:

  • Make a report (or decline to report) to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  • Have disclosures of Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking and all other forms of Prohibited Conduct treated seriously;
  • Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the complaint resolution process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
  • Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  • Be treated with dignity and to receive from the Colleges courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  • Be free from any suggestion that the Complainant is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  • Describe the incident to as few representatives of the Colleges as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  • Be protected from retaliation by the Colleges, any student, the Respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the Colleges;
  • Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  • Be accompanied by an Advisor of choice who may assist and advise a Complainant or a Respondent during any meetings and hearings under this Policy and procedures; and
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or complaint resolution process of the Colleges.

CONTACT

Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street (Lake Level) Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3922
Fax: (315) 781-4564
TitleIX@hws.edu

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For assistance after hours and on weekends contact Campus Safety at 315-781-3333.