Adelphi University is committed to providing a safe learning environment. In compliance with federal law, specifically the Jeanne Clery Act (Clery Act) and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act), Adelphi University has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These guidelines apply to all members of the Adelphi community (students, faculty, and staff as well as contractors and visitors).
Acts of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking will not be tolerated at Adelphi University and offenders will be subject to disciplinary actions and, if need be, the University will assist in criminal prosecution. Adelphi’s administrators are dedicated to providing consistent, caring, and timely response when sexual assaults, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents occur within the University community. The University is committed to meeting the needs of the sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking victims by honoring the wish of the victim to preserve anonymity after the traumatic experience while fulfilling its responsibility to maintain the integrity and safety of the campus as a whole; and to provide fair and appropriate adjudication of campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases.
Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; by a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and § 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition:
(A) Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.
(B) Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and § 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; suffer substantial emotional distress. For the purposes of this definition:
(A) Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
(B) Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
(C) Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.
Under the Adelphi University Code of Conduct, a member of the University community who alleges that a student, or group of students, has committed non-academic misconduct (including alleged dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault) on the campus has the right to file a formal notice of complaint. Such complaints must be filed with the Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards located in the University Center room 308 or at telephone number 516.877.3940.
Both a student complainant and a student respondent are entitled to the advice and counsel of Faculty Advocates, who are assigned by the University, from the date a complaint is filed until the case is concluded. In addition, the complainant and respondent can use an advisor of choice when going through the formal process.
The disciplinary proceeding must meet the following requirements, per the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act:
Cases involving allegations of discrimination and harassment that include complaints of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are investigated and resolved by the University. The University does everything possible to typically resolve a case within 60 days. In complex cases it may take longer. When the complainant is an employee, the case will be investigated and resolved by the Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations or the designee of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations. When the complainant is a student, the Dean of Students will investigate and resolve the incident. When warranted, cases are sent to the University Hearing Board. Preponderance of evidence is the standard used to adjudicate cases. Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking is viewed by University officials as very serious offenses and can result in a range of sanctions, up to and including expulsion from the University.
Both the complainant and the respondent shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary hearing pertaining to their case. All proceedings against the alleged offender are independent of civil or criminal actions.
Public Safety and Transportation
Levermore Hall, Suite 113
p – 516.877.3500 or dial "5" from any on-campus phone
|Regular Office Hours|
|Monday–Thursday:||8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.|
|Friday:||8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.|
After hours calls will be received by the 24-hour Public Safety Command Center in Levermore Hall, Suite 113.