Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking Prevention

Statement of Policy

Excelsior College seeks to provide a safe environment for employees and students and does not tolerate any type of violence committed against students or employees. Though Excelsior is a nontraditional college community and its students learn at a distance rather than on a campus, the College is always mindful of issues of personal safety. Nontraditional students are not immune to incidents of violence. Everyone in the Excelsior College community should be educated about the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking with the goal of becoming knowledgeable and responsible for their own security and personal safety.

Excelsior College has designed this policy to provide its students with information regarding how to prevent, handle, and report incidents. Included is information regarding reporting procedures and support services available. Interpersonal violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, sex, socioeconomic status, or location.

This information is provided to assist in the prevention of violence in any form, while meeting requirements of New York Education Law 6432. The College's intent is to heighten awareness. This policy will complement the many programs that are available in students' local communities.

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