Appendix G

Intimate Partner Abuse, Stalking, Cyber-Stalking

The University at Albany is committed to providing a campus environment that is free of violence for all its members and for this reason does not tolerate intimate partner abuse, stalking or cyber stalking. The University’s coordinated response to Stalking and Intimate Partner Abuse, including detailed information regarding responding and reporting, health care needs and services, resources and victim’s rights can be found at http://www.albany.edu/counseling_center/sarc/index.shtml.

Examples:

Intimate partner abuse includes, but is not limited to:

  • Knowingly restricting the movements of another person, e.g., isolating, confining or obstructing a person for a period of time; monitoring a person’s activities; preventing a person from engaging in academic pursuits, University employment, or participation in activities sponsored by the University or organizations or groups related to the University; removing a person from residence or University;
  • A course of conduct that places a reasonable person in fear, e.g., threats, manipulations, intimidations, verbally and/or emotionally abusive behaviors, or exhibiting extreme possessiveness or jealousy;
  • Vandalism of property owned, rented or in the possession of the victim that induces fear, intimidation or manipulation;
  • Defamation or slander against the victim or those close to the victim;
  • Attempting to cause or causing bodily injury or offensive physical contact, e.g., slapping, pulling hair, punching, sexual assault.

 

Stalking and/or cyber stalking behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-consensual communication, including, but not limited to: face-to-face, telephone, voice message, electronic mail, text messages, social network postings, instant messages, postings of pictures or information on web sites, letters, unwelcome gifts and/or contact;
  • Following, pursuing, waiting or showing up uninvited to workplace, place of residence, classroom or other locations frequented by the victim;
  • Defamation or slander against the victim or those close to the victim;
  • Threatening or obscene gestures directed towards the victim;
  • Trespassing;
  • Vandalism;
  • Surveillance and other types of observation, whether by physical proximity or electronic means including, but not limited to: gaining unauthorized access to personal, medical, and financial, identifying information;
  • Threats by the harasser to engage in self-harm (e.g., I will kill myself) or threat to harm others the victim cares about (this can also include harm to pets);
  • Unwelcome touching or physical contact;
  • Direct physical or verbal threats towards victim.

 

Reporting

The University at Albany respects the victim’s right to choose whether or not to report incidents of stalking and intimate partner abuse to the police. It strongly encourages reporting of all incidents of stalking and intimate partner abuse to law enforcement authorities. Victims of stalking or intimate partner abuse who choose to pursue the reporting process have the right to assistance or consultation with advocates. The University at Albany offers services to victims even if they choose not to report the incident(s). The Sexual Assault Resource Center is available to inform students of appropriate referrals and reporting options.

University Police: call 911 from a campus phone OR 442-3131.
Local Police at: Albany Police 438-4000, Colonie Police 783-2811; Guilderland Police 356-1501; or East Greenbush Police 479-1212.

Contact the Sexual Assault Resource Center for information and referrals to resources both on and off campus at 956-8461. Resources are also available on the web at http://www.albany.edu/counseling_center/sarc/index.shtml.