Anonymity and Amnesty in the Sexual Misconduct Process
Requests for Anonymity
Once a report has been shared with the Title IX Coordinator, a Complainant may request that their identity not be shared with the Respondent (request for anonymity), that no investigation occur, or that no disciplinary action be pursued. The University will carefully balance this request in the context of the University's commitment to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all community members.
Alcohol and/or Drug Use Amnesty
A Complainant or bystander acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, or sexual assault to University officials or law enforcement will not be subject to the St. John Fisher University's Student Code of Conduct for violation of the alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, or sexual assault.
The health and safety of every student at St. John Fisher University is of the utmost importance. The University recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence occurs, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault, may be hesitant to report incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. St. John Fisher University strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual harassment, or sexual assault to University officials.