First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Students in Distress
Faculty and staff occasionally encounter students who confide that they are not doing well academically or socially in college for various emotional or interpersonal reasons. Please encourage the students to contact a counselor (Counseling Services Center, 312-4416, located in Walker Health Center) to chat about their concerns. If the student is in distress, please feel free to immediately contact a counselor for the student. Our counselors will see students in distress quickly and will sometimes be able to come to your office if the needs seem immediate to you. You may also call to consult with a counselor about steps to take with a distressed student when the student is not present (i.e., through an e-mail message or writing sample). Your help in assisting students to address personal barriers to their academic success is greatly appreciated by our students.
In general, faculty and staff who encounter disruptive students in the classroom, office or event venues may address the student's behavior directly and clarify expectations for the student's behavior , particularly within the context of a specific classrom activity or event venue. If the behavior continues or takes on a disruptive character, faculty and staff are encouraged to report the incident to the University Police or the Office of Judicial Affairs (312-3378). Disruptive students should be notified by the faculty or staff in writing to cease and desist or be subject to removal from the activity or location. If the student does not comply, contact University Police (312-5555) for assistance.
If disruptive behavior by a student is threatening or intimidating in any way, call University Police immediately (312-5555) and later contact the Assistant Dean for Judicial Affairs (312-3378) for support and consultation on next steps which may include student disciplinary action.
In all instances, notify your department chair or director of the details of the incident.
Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence
Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual violence by students toward other students is classified by the Office Civil Rights (Federal Department of Education) as sex discrimination and as such, is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The College has adopted specific discrimination and sexual harassment policies as well as the sexual misconduct section of student code of conduct to address this behavior. In addition, harassment, intimidation and bullying are also prohibitied by the Student Conduct Code.
Victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence (see Section 43.D, Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct, page 21 of the 2011-2012 Student Handbook) will be provided a compilation of options and services at the time of their report of the incident to a college official (see attached brochure). Faculty and staff who may receive a report of sex discrimination from a student should contact the College's Senior Title IX Coordinator, Howard Gordon, at email@example.com or call 315-312-2213.
Students often confide in faculty and staff members concerning their academic success, private lives, individual decision-making, and future plans. Occasionally, in the context of such conversations, students may confide that they have been a victim of a crime or engaged in conduct that may constitute a crime or observed conduct of others that may be a criminal violation of law and or the College's Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.
When faculty or staff encounter students who have observed or have experienced, criminal incidents, listen to the student and encourage the student to contact the University Police (312-5555). Ask the student to report in a detailed manner the time, date and location of the incident and the nature of the conduct. Further, a faculty or staff member who is informed of a crime by a student should then contact the University Police to report the incident. If a student is the perpetrator of a crime, an investigation will ensue. If the student is a victim of a crime, then the College will contact the student and provide information about the campus or community services available to them regarding the incident. Options to pursue either legal or judicial actions will also be explained to the student. In either case, the faculty or staff member who reported the incident will be informed of process and progress where possible.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
As mandated by the Clery Act, each College is required to report "statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to the local police agency or any official of the institution who is defined as a Campus Security Authority". Campus Security Authority is defined as "...an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings".
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are: murder/non-negligent manslaughter; negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug violations and/or illegal weapons possession. We are required to report offenses that occur on campus, in residence facilities, in extension program property, at off-campus student residences and student organization residences, and on adjacent property.
SUNY Oswego also participates in the active process of crime statistic reporting in collaboration with the Oswego County Sheriff's Office and the Oswego City Police Department. Our community members travel between each of these jurisdictions frequently. One may gain additional insight into the incidence and frequency of crime effecting campus through statistics compiled for the police jurisdictions adjacent to the campus.
If you have questions or concerns about these reporting procedures, please contact the Dean of Students' Office, 312-3214, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or University Police, 312-5555, (email@example.com).