Reporting Aggregate Data to the Department (Section 6449)

Reporting Aggregate Data to the Department
(Section 6449)

In compliance with Article 129-B, section 6449, Five Towns College understands its responsibility as stated below:

1.Institutions shall annually report to the department the following information about reports of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault:

a. The number of such incidents that were reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

b. Of those incidents in paragraph a of this subdivision, the number of reporting individuals who sought the institution’s judicial or conduct process.

c. Of those reporting individuals in paragraph b of this subdivision, the number of cases processed through the institution’s judicial or conduct process.

d. Of those cases in paragraph c of this subdivision, the number of respondents who were found responsible through the institution’s judicial or conduct process.

e. Of those cases in paragraph c of this subdivision, the number of respondents who were found not responsible through the institution’s judicial or conduct process.

f. A description of the final sanctions imposed by the institution for each incident for which a respondent was found responsible, as provided in paragraph d of this subdivision, through the institution’s judicial or conduct process.

g. The number of cases in the institution’s judicial or conduct process that were closed prior to a final determination after the respondent withdrew from the institution and declined to complete the disciplinary process.

h. The number of cases in the institution’s judicial or conduct process that were closed because the complaint was withdrawn by the reporting individual prior to a final determination.

2. The department shall create a reporting mechanism for institutions to efficiently and uniformly provide the information outlined in subdivision one of this section.

3. The department shall not release the information, as provided for in this section, if it would compromise the confidentiality of reporting individuals or any other party in the best judgment of the department.

4. Within one year of the effective date of this article, the department shall issue regulations in consultation with representatives from the state university of New York, city university of New York, and private and independent colleges and universities, and within two years of the effective date of this article the department shall issue a report to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly and the chairs of the higher education committees in each house regarding the data collected pursuant to this section.

SED shall conduct a rule-making process, with sufficient notice and comment, and provide further guidance on complying with the provisions of this section.