Sexual misconduct is not only
a violation of RIT policies, it is a crime. Any sexual
misconduct should be reported immediately to Public
Safety. Immediately after an misconduct, the victim
should seek support from others and be careful not to
bathe or clean up the area or otherwise disturb or destroy
evidence. There are several sources of support and counseling
available at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area.
Specific information about Sexual Misconduct Counseling
follows. RIT officials will help arrange support and
counseling services for anyone who requests them and
will help the victim of a sexual misconduct notify law
enforcement authorities if that is desired.
Changes in academic, work and living
situations will be arranged following a possible sexual
misconduct if reasonable alternatives exist. Students
or employees who are accused of sexual misconduct and
deemed to present a danger to the Institute community
or to the complainant may be suspended until such time
as a determination on the allegation is made. The sanctions
or penalties which RIT might impose for sexual misconduct
depend on the nature and the circumstances of the offense
and may range from reprimand to dismissal from the Institute.
Counselors provide assistance to members of the RIT community who are victims of sexual misconduct (rape, attempted rape and sexual abuse). Contact the RIT Counseling Center or Public Safety after hours to speak with a counselor.
Sexual misconduct or misconduct cases where the accused is a student will be handled through the RIT Student Conduct Process. Cases where the accused is faculty or staff will be handled according to the RIT Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment. Questions concerning sexual misconduct cases can be directed to:
RIT Counseling Center
RIT Public Safety
475-2853 (V) or 475-6654 (TTY)
Center for Women and Gender/CARES Program
RIT Center for Student Conduct
RIT Human Resources
RIT Advocacy Program
The CARES Program (Campus Advocacy, Response, and Support) is a comprehensive program for victims of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, providing 24-hour support and advocacy.
offered include: support and advocacy for victims/survivors;
coordination of victims' services; full information
about legal and campus processes, health care options,
and support services; advocacy to insure accessibility
and cultural appropriateness of all services, and referral
to other on- and off-campus services and resources.
For more information about the
CARES Program, contact the RIT Center for Women and
Gender at 475-7464 (v/tty), Campus Center Room 1760,