1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 7: State and City Colleges and Institutions-cornell University
  5. Article 129-B: Implementation By Colleges and Universities of Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking Prevention and Response Policies and Procedures


Section 6442 Policy for alcohol and/or drug use amnesty

Education (EDN)

1. Every institution shall adopt and implement the following policy as part of its code of conduct: "The health and safety of every student at the {Institution} is of utmost importance. {Institution} 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. {Institution} strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to institution officials. A bystander acting in good faith or a reporting individual acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to {Institution's} officials or law enforcement will not be subject to {Institution'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."

  2. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit an institution's ability to provide amnesty in additional circumstances.