Right to Report
You have the power to choose if you want to report incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. If you decide to report, you also have the power to choose where you want to report.
- You can make a police report to either local law enforcement and/or state police. See contact information for local and state police on our Sexual Assault/Title IX section.
- In regard to sexual assault, the amount of time a forensic evidence collection kit will be preserved varies by state and jurisdiction. In Westchester County, it is held for 30 days, regardless of whether a police report has been filed. You can speak to the hospital to see if the evidence can be held for a longer period of time if needed.
- It is crucial that you know the kit number because all kits are stored anonymously. Under NY law, the amount of time you may file a police report is dependent on the crime that occurred. See more information regarding the Criminal Statutes of Limitation.
- If you have questions about your situation, you should consult with a legal advocate or attorney.
Sexual Assault/ Title IX
You can contact the Title IX Coordinator for support, resources, or to review your reporting options. Title IX Coordinator is a resource to help students make an informed decision, whether that is declining to move forward, an informal resolution, or initiating a disciplinary process.
Bias Incident Response Team
Iona College established a Bias Incident Response Protocol to ensure that all members of our community, students or employees, affected by an encounter with a bias incident have the necessary support as well as information related to available appropriate resources as soon as possible.