Policy for Alcohol / Drug Use Amnesty in Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Cases5

The health and safety of every student at Mohawk Valley Community College is of utmost importance. The College recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The College strongly encourages students to report incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to institution officials.

A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to College officials or law enforcement will not be subject to the College’s code of conduct action  for violations of alcohol and/or drug use  policies occurring at or near the time  of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

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