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The term sexual violence includes sexual assault, intimate partner violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. DCC policies and the Penal Law of the State of New York define these terms differently. As a member of the DCC community, you have the right to report incidents of sexual violence to the College, to the police, or to both.
Title IX Coordinator: Esther Couret, (845) 431-8673, Bowne Hall, room 220, DCC Main Campus.
DCC Security Office: (845) 431-8070 or 4911
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department
Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department
NY State Police 24 Hour Hotline: (844) 845-7269
The Conduct Process
The reporting individual may request that student conduct charges be filed against the responding party. Conduct proceedings are governed by the procedures set forth in the College as well as Federal and New York State law, including the due process provisions of the United States and New York State Constitutions.
Click here for the DCC Code of Conduct
Click here for the Student Bill of Rights