Child Sexual Abuse Reporting Policy

Any employee, student, or volunteer of SUNY Oswego who witnesses or has reasonable cause to suspect any sexual abuse of a child occurring on SUNY Oswego property or while off campus during official SUNY Oswego business or SUNY Oswego-sponsored events shall have an affirmative obligation to report such conduct to the University Police Department immediately by calling 315.312.5555. Such report should include the names of the victim and assailant (if known), other identifying information about the victim and assailant, the location of the activity, and the nature of the activity. Upon receiving such a report, the University Police Department shall promptly notify the Office of the President and Human Resources Director, along with the Commissioner of University Police at SUNY System Administration who shall report such incidents to the Chancellor for periodic reporting to the Board of Trustees. In addition, University Police will notify external law enforcement agencies as necessary.

 

In addition, to aid in the prevention of crimes against children on property of SUNY Oswego and/or during official SUNY Oswego business at events sponsored by SUNY Oswego, relevant employees, students and/or volunteers should be trained on the identification of such crimes and proper notification requirements. Vendors, licensees or others who are given permission to come onto campus or to use SUNY Oswego facilities for events or activities that will include participation of children shall ensure that they have in place procedures for training, implementation of applicable pre-employment screening requirements and reporting of child sexual abuse.

 

For purposes of this policy, the applicable definitions of child sexual abuse are those used in the NYS Penal Law in Articles 130 and 263 and Section 260.10 and the term “child” is defined as an individual under the age of 17.

 

Additional Resources:

SUNY Mandatory Child Sexual Abuse Reporting and Prevention Policy:  http://www.suny.edu/compliance/minorsoncampus/mandatedreporting.cfm

SUNY Child Protection Policy: http://system.suny.edu/compliance/topics/childprotection/sunycpp/

New York State Penal Law:  http://ypdcrime.com/penal.law/index.htm