Students who are victims/survivors of sexual violence have certain rights guaranteed under the Clery Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


Statement of Victims' Rights

As a victim/survivor of sexual violence you have a right to:

1) choose counseling and medical treatment, and to prosecute and report their case through the college judicial system and/or the off-campus court system. They also have the right to refuse all of these options without reproach from any college personnel.

2) be treated with dignity and seriousness by campus personnel.

3) be reasonably free from intimidation and harm.

4) be made aware of appropriate student services, including counseling.

5) the same support opportunities available to the accused in a campus disciplinary proceeding.

6) be notified if the accused is prohibited from contacting the victim or entering the victim's residence

7) information regarding the status of his/her case.

8)  advised as to available options, if reasonably available, to change his or her academic and residence situations.

9) College personnel are encouraged to inform all victims that: victims are not responsible for crimes committed against them; victims should always report their crime, despite the possibility of adverse publicity.


Your rights under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972

All acts of sexual violence are forms of sexual harassment and are covered under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Victims of sexual violence perpetrated by a Buffalo State student or employee can file grievances under the college’s sexual harassment and sex discrimination policies.

More information is available from the Equity and Campus Diversity website

Or you can contact:

Dr. Karen A. Clinton Jones, Title IX Coordinator
Equity and Campus Diversity
Grover Cleveland Hall, Room 415
(716) 878-6210


Office of Judicial Affairs
Campbell Student Union, Room 105
(716) 878-3051