Message from President Yeigh
TO: SUNYIT Employees
FROM: Wolf Yeigh, President
DATE: February 15, 2013
SUBJECT: Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Policy
Please review SUNYIT’s Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Policy, prepared by the Office of Human Resources. I urge you to familiarize yourself with it; this document addresses issues that we as a community take very seriously. Additional information concerning this policy is available on our website, sunyit.edu/human_resources/policies.
Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Policy
Any employee or student of or volunteer for SUNYIT who witnesses or has reasonable cause to suspect any sexual abuse of a child occurring on SUNYIT property or while off campus during official SUNYIT business or SUNYITâ€sponsored events shall have an affirmative obligation to report such conduct to the University Police Department immediately. University Police is located in Kunsela Hall B126 or call 315â€792â€7111. Such report should include the names of the victim and assailant (if known), other identifying information about the victim and assailant, the location of the activity, and the nature of the activity. Upon receiving such a report, theUniversity Police Department shall promptly notify the Director of Human Resources andPresident along with the Commissioner of University Police at SUNY System Administration who shall report such incidents to the Chancellor for periodic reporting to the Board of Trustees.
In addition, to aid in the prevention of crimes against children on property of SUNYIT and/or during official SUNYIT business at events sponsored by SUNYIT, relevant employees should be trained on the identification of such crimes and proper notification requirements. Vendors, licensees or others who are given permission to come onto campus or to use SUNYIT facilities for events or activities that will include participation of children shall ensure that they have in place procedures for training, implementation of applicable preâ€employment screening requirements and reporting of child sexual abuse.
For purposes of this policy, the applicable definitions of child sexual abuse are those used in theNYS Penal Law in Articles 130 and 263 and Section 260.10 (see Attachment B), and “child” is defined as an individual under the age of 17.
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