Amnesty

The health and safety of every student at Southeastern Community College is of utmost importance. The college recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The college strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to college officials. The college may also offer amnesty or leniency to the alleged victim or reporting witness with respect to other violations of college policy which may be disclosed as a result of such reports, depending on the circumstances involved. A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual (complainant) acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to Southeastern officials or law enforcement will not be subject to Southeastern Community College’s Code of Conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.