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Procedures to Responding to a Sexual Offense

Policy Author:
Student Affairs

Responsible Office/Department:
Student Affairs

Effective Date of Policy:
January 12, 2022

Policy Narrative

Student who believe that they are a survivor of a Sexual Violence Offense, should follow these procedures:

Specific Procedural Steps Survivors Should Take if Sexually Assaulted
A student who is sexually assaulted has the right to make a report to Campus Safety, local law enforcement, and/or state police, or choose not to report. They also have the right to report the incident to Daemen College and in so doing, to be afforded immediate assistance by an appropriate official trained in interviewing victims of sexual assault; assistance will include, including any interim measures that may be indicated for their protection, as well as protection by the institution from retaliation for reporting said incident. Victims of sexual assault should go to a safe place, contact Campus Safety at 716-839-SAFE (7233), an RA, or Crisis Services of Buffalo (716-834-3131). These first responders will provide immediate assistance, including helping the student receive any medical attention that may be needed.

Obtaining Medical Attention
For student’s safety and well-being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined as soon as possible is important in the case of sexual assault. Within 96 hours of an assault, the student can get a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (or “SAFE,” commonly referred to as a rape kit) at a hospital. Daemen encourages students to receive immediate medical attention at a facility that uses SAFE, or Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners. Completing a SAFE will not require a student to file a police report, but it will help to preserve evidence in case he/she decides at a later date to file a police report. Local hospitals, with and without SAFE, include the following:

Millard Fillmore Suburban HospitalYes1540 Maple Road​
Williamsville, NY 14221
P: 716-568-3600
Buffalo General HospitalYes100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
P: 716-748-2100
Sisters of Charity HospitalYes2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
P: 716-862-1000

Purpose of 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 in the Sexual Violence Polices & Procedures section (Section 6) of the Student Handbook –  https://www.daemen.edu/student-life/student-affairs/student-handbook/section-6-sexual-violence-policies-procedures.

Updated on January 12, 2022

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