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Rights of Survivors of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking

Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking have rights that will be honored by Daytona State College.  You may report these crimes to Campus Safety or other College officials known as Campus Security Authorities. See more about reporting crime.  Note that your rights include all rights to confidentiality permitted by law and the right to choose whether or not you want to file a police report.  Your rights at Daytona State College will be granted whether or not you file a police report.  Remember also that filing a police report is not the same as prosecuting.

Your rights upon filing a report with Campus Safety or other Campus Security Authority at Daytona State College:

  • We will ensure that your immediate medical needs are addressed by contacting the appropriate emergency services.
  • We will notify you of your options for contacting law enforcement.  (Campus Safety Officers do not have law enforcement authority and are not sworn law enforcement officers.) These options include the right not to make a report to law enforcement. If you request, we will contact law enforcement on your behalf and provide all available information to them.
  • Preservation of the crime scene will be maintained until an investigation is completed.
  • You will be treated with courtesy, respect, dignity and sensitivity.
  • We will ensure that a College victims' advocate is available throughout the process to address your and concerns as well as those of significant others.
  • You will be notified of and, upon request, assisted with contacting available counseling and community victims' advocacy services.
  • We will act thoughtfully without prejudging.
  • Assistance will be rendered to serve your needs as well as maintaining your confidentiality as provided by law.
  • If you wish to be interviewed, you will be interviewed in a private location. If you wish, you can request to be interviewed by a person of the same gender.
  • Students who report a sexual assault that has occurred off campus or at a prior time on campus will be assisted in contacting the appropriate legal authorities and/or service agencies. Please visit our Resources for Survivors page for information on contacting a community, state, and federal victims' advocacy and mental health service agencies.
  • You have the right to change your academic and (if applicable) living and transportation arrangements with Daytona State College.

Rights associated with a Daytona State College disciplinary proceedings:

  • Accuser and accused with both have the same opportunity to have others present.
  • Both accuser and accused will be notified of the outcome of any disciplinary proceedings
  • Survivors will be notified of their options for changes in academic and living situation.

Additional Information can be found in the Annual Security Report and Campus Safety Guide.

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Last updated: 2018-07-05T17:58:18.977Z