Such an approach has a much higher chance of increasing women's safety." However, Capaldi's research only focused on at-risk youth, not women in general, and, therefore, may not apply to the entire population.At Princeton, we love our “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities.” In fact, at Respect Matters we also have three R’s that we’d like to share: Relationship Rights and Responsibilities. Resource: Timely Warning and Emergency Notification Checklist Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking have specific rights, options, and resources guaranteed to them by the Clery Act.Institutions are required to provide to students and employees, on an introductory and ongoing basis, prevention and awareness programs on the crimes covered above.For CUNY students who experience Sexual Violence, including sexual assault; domestic, dating or, intimate partner violence, stalking or voyeurism All students have the right to Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police; Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously; Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution; Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard; Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available; 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; Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident; Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution; Have access to at least one level of appeal of a determination; Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.
This abuse or violence can take a number of forms, such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking. It can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation.
The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness describes dating abuse as a "pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner." Individuals of all walks of life can find themselves in an abusive relationship.
Abuse can occur regardless of the couple's age, race, income, or other demographic traits.
For more information about preventing and addressing Sexual Violence at CUNY see
Information about filing a report, seeking a response, and options for confidential disclosure is available also available CUNY’s Title IX web page.
Resource: Understanding Clery Statistics When a crime covered by the Clery Act occurs, campus officials are required to evaluate if there is a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community to determine if a timely warning needs to be issued to all staff and students.