Amnesty Policy

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office-Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
October 27th, 2021

Policy Narrative

The health and safety of every student at the College is of utmost importance. Daemen 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. Daemen College strongly encourages students to report 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 Institution’s officials or law enforcement will not be subject to the Student 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.

This Policy pertains to:

Students’ recognition of the importance the college places on a student’s health and safety. It empowers students to become an engaged and informed individual and aid in the the safety and wellbeing of their peers and of the community.

Purpose of this Policy

To create and maintain an equitable environment where students have the optimal opportunity to succeed academically, personally, and professionally and where any and all Daemen College Community members feel safe, valued, and respected.

This policy’s virtual location is https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-5-general-college-policies

Scope and Applicability of this Policy:

Student Affairs adapts the idea of community standards – through our General Policies, Residential Policies, and the Student Code of Conduct – and attempts to enlighten, not only the student body, but the entire Daemen community, on the value and vision of the college to ensure that we achieve our mission and commitment to education.

Updated on January 10, 2022

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