New York Students' Bill of Rights

The following is a list of rights outlined by New York State, and included in Barnard College Title IX Procedures. For interested students, the Title IX office will explain what these rights mean in further detail. Responding to and helping someone recover from an instance of sexual violence or assault can be complex and emotional, and it is often helpful if survivors speak with someone. The Title IX office is here to assist all students in understanding their rights related to sexual violence or assault. Additional resources, including confidential options, can be found through links below.

All students reporting dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking have the right to:
  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police; 

  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;

  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the College;   

  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;

  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the College courteous, fair, and respectful heath care and counseling services, where available;

  6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;

  7. Describe the incident to as few College representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;

  8. Be protected from retaliation by the College, any student, the respondent and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the College;

  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;

  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual or respondent throughout the conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and

  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or conduct process of the College.  


For additional information on student resources and services, please use the banner to the left to search Barnard’s Title IX website.

To report an incident, students may contact Molree Williams-Lendor, Title IX Coordinator, at  Additionally, students may report an incident online via the following link: For confidential support, seek assistance from Furman Counseling CenterRape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, or Crime Victims Treatment Center.