ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

NYS Education Law, Article 129-B

In July 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York State’s Enough is Enough law. This is the country’s strongest legislation that condemns and sanctions sexual assault on college campuses. Sexual assault includes sexual misconduct such as dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and is criminal under this law. Governor Cuomo has sent a strong message that Five Towns College supports and joins in and says, “Enough is Enough”!

Five Towns College has incorporated this statute into its institutional policies and governing documents. Further, in an effort to assist all students and the FTC community as a whole to understand and become aware about this law, a new Campus Guide to NYS Education Law, Article 129-B, Enough is Enough: What You Need To Know is posted below.

Full Guide Coming Soon

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP:

To report a sexual assault on a New York college campus to the State Police, call the dedicated 24-hour hotline at 1-844-845-7269. In an emergency, call 911. For confidential support resources, call the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906. In New York City, call 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311.

The statute has definitions of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, confidentiality, privacy, and affirmative consent; bystander and drug and alcohol amnesty policies, Students’ Bill of Rights, differences between confidentiality and privacy and reporting options, the institution’s obligation to investigate, interim measures and accommodations, risk assessment and reduction, roles of Title IX Coordinator and other FTC personnel, and other institutional reporting requirements.

Five Towns College is committed to full implementation of this important statute. For more information about the statute, visit https://www.ny.gov/programs/enough-enough-combating-sexual-assault-college-campuses. Further, Five Towns College institutional policies set forth the provisions of the law here: http://www.ftc.edu/institutional-policies/.

Click here for the Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures.

One interesting lesson about Consent has been presented to the FTC community in the form of a YouTube presentation produced by blueseatstudios.com. This is just a preliminary lesson that addresses some of the issues integral to understanding “Affirmative Consent” under the Enough is Enough law: Here it is for your edification:

Here is another video that was presented to the Title IX Team on the topic of Bystander Intervention. This is a serious topic that the institution believes everyone should become aware of and, hopefully, this video posted by www.whoareyou.co.nz will help to bring attention to this important concern. Here it is for your education:

 

Five Towns College has sought to integrate education and training under this law since its effective date. Through new student and transfer orientations, professional development, targeted student leadership and student athlete training sessions, and mid-year onboarding, the institution has conducted ongoing educational student programs as well as for faculty and staff under Article 129-B, Section 6447. The comprehensive range of student onboarding and ongoing education is articulated here: http://www.ftc.edu/student-onboarding-ongoing-education-section-6447/

Set forth herein below are the results of the Campus Climate Assessment, Section 6445, for the 2016-17 academic year, and other important information related to the implementation of this important statute:

The Campus Climate Assessment/Survey was emailed to the College’s constituents several times in June 2017 until early July 2017. As of July 13, 2017, the results of the survey showed that of the total responses (N=86), a majority answered and indicated a general knowledge and awareness of the Enough is Enough law. Further, the responses to #7 and #8 indicated a need to improve the inquiry, as they may be unclear. Finally, 84.8% indicated an awareness and knowledge of the definition of affirmative consent. Also, positive is that 79% indicated that they were aware of campus policies and procedures addressing sexual assault and were aware of how and where to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking or sexual assault as a victim, survivor or witness. 

Please be advised that any/all questions or concerns about Title IX or NYS Education law, Article 129-B, can be emailed directly to: TitleIX@ftc.edu

Click Here for the FTC Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting Sexual Harassment.

To file a report, click HERE to download the Intake Worksheet.