Disclosure to Victims of Alleged Crimes

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to establish the University’s responsibilities for the disclosure of the results of any investigation and/or due process hearing conducted by the University against a student or employee who is the alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Policy

Lynn University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any investigation and/or due process hearing conducted by the University against a student or employee who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense, the University will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

Note: The University will provide both the accused and the accuser with simultaneous written notification of any result of any institutional disciplinary proceeding that arises from an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. In these cases, it is not necessary for a victim to make a written request to the University.

Definitions

Violent Crimes-those offenses which involve force or threat of force including murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Non-Forcible Sex Offense-unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse: a) incest - non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law, and b) statutory rape - non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Procedures/Guidelines

I. Reporting Procedures

The Vice President for Student Affairs (or a designee), upon written request, will inform the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense (or next of kin if the victim is deceased) the results of any student investigation and/or due process hearing conducted by the University.

The Director of Employee Services (or desginee), upon written request, will inform the alleged victim of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense (or next of kin if the victim is deceased) the results of any employee investigation and/or due process hearing conducted by the University.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Campus Safety.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018