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Policy D8
Policy Name: Bias Related Crime Prevention
Responsibility for Maintenance: Student Development

Date of most recent changes: June 17, 2014

I. Policy Statement  

The College shall inform incoming students about Bias Related Crime prevention measures through programs which may include workshops, seminars, discussion groups and film presentations, in order to disseminate information about Bias Related Crime, promote discussion, encourage reporting of incidents of Bias Related Crime, and facilitate prevention of such incidents. These education and informational programs should include, but not be limited to, the following subjects:

  • Applicable state laws, ordinances, and regulations on Bias Related Crime, including the provisions and coverage of the Hate Crimes Act of 2000;
  • Penalties under state law for commission of Bias Related Crimes as well as on-campus disciplinary sanctions for the same;
  • Procedures in effect at the College for dealing with Bias Related Crime;
  • Availability of counseling and other support services for the victims of Bias Related Crime on campus and off-campus;
  • The nature of and common circumstances relating to Bias Related Crime on college campuses; and
  • The methods the campus employs to advise and to update students about security procedures.  

II. Reason for Policy  

This policy is intended to enable the College to comply with applicable provisions of the New York State Education Law.

III. Applicability of the Policy  

All members of the campus community should be familiar with this policy.

IV. Related Documents  

  • New York State Education Law Section 6436
  • Hate Crimes Act of 2000, New York State Penal Law Article 485

V. Contacts    

Subject Office Name Telephone Number Email/URL
Questions regarding Bias Related Crime policies and procedures Student Engagement & Learning Support (315) 498-2990 j.a.white2@sunyocc.edu
Counseling Counseling (315) 498-2675 singert@sunyocc.edu
Bias Related Crime Resources: Reporting Campus Safety and Security (315) 498-2478 campussafetydepartment@sunyocc.edu 
Consultation and Guidance Diversity Services (315) 498-2245 williame@sunyocc.edu 

VI. Definitions    

Term Definition
Bias Related Crime   When a person commits a Specified Offense and either:
  • intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct; or intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct.
 
Specified Offense  An offense defined by any of the following sections of the New York State Penal Law, or any attempt or conspiracy to commit any such offense: section 120.00 (assault in the third degree); section 120.05 (assault in the second degree); section 120.10 (assault in the first degree); section 120.12 (aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old); section 120.13 (menacing in the first degree); section 120.14 (menacing in the second degree); section 120.15 (menacing in the third degree); section 120.20 (reckless endangerment in the second degree); section 120.25 (reckless endangerment in the first degree); subdivision one of section 125.15 (manslaughter in the second degree); subdivision one, two or four of section 125.20 (manslaughter in the first degree); section 125.25 (murder in the second degree); section 120.45 (stalking in the fourth degree); section 120.50 (stalking in the third degree); section 120.55 (stalking in the second degree); section 120.60 (stalking in the first degree); subdivision one of section 130.35 (rape in the first degree); subdivision one of section 130.50 (criminal sexual act in the first degree); subdivision one of section 130.65 (sexual abuse in the first degree); paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section 130.67 (aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree); paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section 130.70 (aggravated sexual abuse in the first degree); section 135.05 (unlawful imprisonment in the second degree); section 135.10 (unlawful imprisonment in the first degree); section 135.20 (kidnapping in the second degree); section 135.25 (kidnapping in the first degree); section 135.60 (coercion in the second degree); section 135.65 (coercion in the first degree); section 140.10 (criminal trespass in the third degree); section 140.15 (criminal trespass in the second degree); section 140.17 (criminal trespass in the first degree); section 140.20 (burglary in the third degree); section 140.25 (burglary in the second degree); section 140.30 (burglary in the first degree); section 145.00 (criminal mischief in the fourth degree); section 145.05 (criminal mischief in the third degree); section 145.10 (criminal mischief in the second degree); section 145.12 (criminal mischief in the first degree); section 150.05 (arson in the fourth degree); section 150.10 (arson in the third degree); section 150.15 (arson in the second degree); section 150.20 (arson in the first degree); section 155.25 (petit larceny); section 155.30 (grand larceny in the fourth degree); section 155.35 (grand larceny in the third degree); section 155.40 (grand larceny in the second degree); section 155.42 (grand larceny in the first degree); section 160.05 (robbery in the third degree); section 160.10 (robbery in the second degree); section 160.15 (robbery in the first degree); section 240.25 (harassment in the first degree); subdivision one, two or four of section 240.30 (aggravated harassment in the second degree).

 

VII. Procedures    

The Department of Campus Safety & Security, the Office of Residence Life, and the office of Student Engagement and Learning Support, in consultation with other campus stakeholders, will develop a plan annually with attendant programs to inform incoming students of all required information under § 6436 of Article 129-A of NYS Higher Education Law. The plan and its programs must be prepared no later than August 1 of each year for use during the ensuing academic year.


 

Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006

Updated and approval by the OCC Board of Trustees June 1, 2010

Updated and approved by the OCC Board of Trustees June 17, 2014