Privacy Vs. Confidentiality
College offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution and to notify a Title IX Coordinator or designee, who is responsible under the law for tracking patterns and spotting systemic issues. The College will limit the disclosure as much as possible, even if the Title IX Coordinator determines that the request for confidentiality cannot be honored.
To disclose, the incident should be shared with one of the following College officials who can offer privacy and can provide information about remedies, accommodations, evidence preservation, and how to obtain resources. These officials will also provide the information contained in the Students’ Bill of Rights, including the right to choose when and where to report, to be protected by the institution from retaliation, and to receive assistance and resources from the institution. These College officials will disclose that they are private and not confidential resources, and they may still be required by law and college policy to inform one or more College officials about the incident, including but not limited to the Title IX Coordinators. They will notify reporting individuals that the criminal justice process uses different standards of proof and evidence than internal procedures, and questions about the penal law or the criminal process should be directed to law enforcement or district attorney:
- An employee with the authority to address complaints, including the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator:
- Vice President for Student Affairs Payne Hall, Room 347, 315- 792-5324
- Deputy Coordinator: Dean of Student Life Alumni College Center, Room 208A, 315-792-5394
Public Safety: Department of Public Safety
- Utica Campus, Room 109, 315-792-5566 or by dialing '5777' from any on campus emergency red phone
- Rome Campus, Room 119, 315-334-3559
To file a criminal complaint with MVCC’s Department of Public Safety and/or with local law enforcement and/or state police:
- Department of Public Safety Utica Campus, Room 109, 315-792-5566 or by dialing '5777' from any on campus emergency red phone
- Rome Campus, Room 119, 315-334-3559
- Local law enforcement; and/or Utica Police Department, 413 Oriskany St W, Utica, NY 315-735-3301
- Rome Police Department, 301 N James St #1, Rome, NY 315- 339-7780
- State Police 24-hour hotline to report sexual assault on a NY college campus: 1-844-845-7269
To receive assistance by in initiating legal proceedings in family court or civil court:
- Family Court or Civil Court Utica – 411 Oriskany Street, Utica, NY 315-266-4600
- Rome - 100 West Court Street, Rome, NY 315-337-6440
To file a report of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking, and/or talk to a Title IX Coordinators for information and assistance. Reports will be investigated in accordance with College policy and the reporting individual’s identity shall remain private at all times if said reporting individual wishes to maintain privacy.
- Vice President for Student Affairs, Payne Hall, Room 347, 315- 792-5324
- Deputy Coordinator: Dean of Student Life, Alumni College Center, Room 208A, 315-792-5394
- When the accused is an employee, a reporting individual may also report the incident to a Title IX Coordinator. Disciplinary proceedings, as required after an investigation, will be conducted in accordance with Human Resources and the applicable collective bargaining agreements.
- When the accused is an employee of an affiliated entity or vendor of the college, College officials will, at the request of the reporting individual, assist in reporting to the appropriate office of the vendor or affiliated entity and, if the response of the vendor or affiliated entity is not sufficient, assist in obtaining a persona non grata letter, subject to legal requirements and College policy.
- You may withdraw your complaint or involvement from the College’s process at any time. College representatives shall provide reporting individual with the following: “You have the right to make a report to the Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement, and/or State Police or choose not to report; to report the incident to your institution; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution.”