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Report Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence

Complaints Should be Directed to:
Stacey L. Basford
Title IX Coordinator
VanHousen 392
(315) 267-2516

Discrimination Complaint Procedure:
SUNY Potsdam follows the SUNY System complaint procedures which can be found Here.

If You Are Sexually or Otherwise Assaulted on Campus

  • Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
  • If an emergency, contact SUNY Potsdam University Police immediately at (315) 267-2222 or use a Blue Light emergency phone.
  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do NOT shower/bathe/wash, douche, change clothing, comb hair, drink or eat, or do anything that would alter a physical exam. Wait until after one has been completed at a hospital. Also, do not launder clothing and/or bedding or throw away anything that can be used as evidence.

Remember, assaults, sexual or otherwise, are crimes; they are not the victim's fault. Victims have the right to pursue adjudication of crimes that occur on the SUNY Potsdam campus through criminal courts and/or through the University's internal disciplinary process (under the Campus Code of Student Conduct). SUNY Potsdam's University Police are trained to assist with prosecution in both systems.

The College will make every effort to be responsive and sensitive to the victims of these serious crimes. Protection of the victim and prevention of continued trauma is the College's priority. When the victim and the accused live in the same residence hall, an immediate hearing with the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards will be held to determine the need for modifying the living arrangements. Assistance for any other personal or academic concerns will be reviewed and options provided.