Call 911 in an emergency.

To report an incident, contact:

Title IX Coordinator:
Shelley Byron

Shelley Byron is also the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Director of Library Services.

Or complete this form: 


Davis College surveyed students in the Fall of 2023. This survey will be conducted every other year.

This handbook includes Title IX information regarding affirmative consent, code of conduct, reporting crime, rights of reporting individuals, campus safety personnel, policies for handling crime, fire, institutional response to reporting, as well as information regarding drug and alcohol abuse.

This report includes all information regarding any on campus crimes, arrests, and disciplinary actions reported as well as any fires reported on campus for the previous three years as required by the Jeanne Clery Act.

This handbook contains additional policies for students regarding code of conduct, consent, residence life, student conduct, chapels, dress code and general disciplinary procedures.


It is the policy of Davis College to provide immediate assistance to victims of sexual assault. The College encourages you to file a police report, however as a victim, you do have several options, noted below. You can pursue any or all options:

  • Call 911 – Report Incident to local law enforcement: Law enforcement officers are trained in investigating sexual offenses and supporting victims reporting a sexual offense. With your permission, law enforcement officers have the authority to commence a criminal investigation and prosecution in sexual assault matters. It is standard operating procedure for Davis College and Campus Security to contact law enforcement in all cases of sexual assault, however, you have the option of personally filing a formal report, or not.
  • Report incident to the Title IX Coordinator: Individuals may consider reporting a sexual violence incident to the Davis College Title IX Coordinator. A Title IX Coordinator can provide assistance in addressing the incident through consultation, administrative review and/or formal investigation. The Davis College Title IX Coordinator can be reached by filling out this form: Click here
  • Seek counseling and emotional support: Members of the College community may contact local resources for confidential support. The Official Website of Warren County (https://www.warrencountyny.gov/da/serv) maintains updated listings of services. Agencies include:
    • Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center at 518.747.2994
    • Sexual Assault Support Services of Warren County at 1.866.307.4086

Title IX is a federal law which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, colleges and universities are required to develop procedures to respond to claims of sexual harassment. The Davis College Office of Student Development’s mission is to serve God by coming alongside students to help impact and transform themselves physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. In order to fulfill its mission, Davis is committed to promoting a living, working, and learning environment free of sexual discrimination.

Select the following PDF files to access the Davis College Code of Student Conduct and related college policies:

Code of Student Conduct

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Affirmative Consent

Rights of Reporting Individuals

Options for Confidential Disclosure

NOTE: All Davis College students agree to abide by the Code of Student Conduct and other related policies when they enroll at the College. Please be sure to check for updates annually. Students are expected to follow the current policies at all times.

Counselors and Advocates – Members of the College community may contact local resources for confidential support. The Official Website of Warren County (https://www.warrencountyny.gov/da/serv) maintains updated listings of services.

Agencies include: 
• Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center at 518.747.2994 
• Sexual Assault Support Services of Warren County at 1.866.307.4086 
Medical Care – Individuals who have experienced sexual violence should visit the Health Services, a local Emergency Department or the local medical provider of their choice for confidential emergency care, whether or not they have any intention of pursuing an on-campus complaint or complaint with local law enforcement. An individual considering campus and/or law enforcement options against a Respondent (accused individual) should visit a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Nurse (also referred to as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). SAFE Nurses provide free medical care for victims of sexual assault, and are specially trained in conducting sexual assault exams and collecting and preserving forensic evidence of the assault for possible prosecution of the assailant. Options for seeking medical care include: 
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Project (SANE) at Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park St, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518.926.3000

    A medical exam conducted by a SAFE Nurse (commonly referred to as a “rape kit”) has two goals: (1) to diagnose and treat the full extent of any injury or physical effect and (2) to properly collect and preserve evidence. The exam may include testing and prophylactic treatment for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (“STIs”); a vaginal examination; examining for injuries; and drawing blood. There is a limited window of time (typically 72 to 96 hours) following an incident of sexual assault to preserve physical and other forms of evidence. Gathering such evidence does not commit an individual to pursue legal action against the assailant, but is important for preserving that option.

    If you suspect that you may have been given a rape drug, inform the hospital or clinic where you receive medical care and/or ask to provide a urine sample. Rape drugs, such as Rohypnol and GHB, are more likely to be detected in urine than in blood.

    Hospitals are not required to report non-identifying information to the College or anyone else. However, hospitals providing care to individuals reporting sexual assault are required to:

  • Collect and maintain the chain of custody of sexual assault evidence for not less than 30 days unless the patient signs a statement directing the hospital not to collect it;
  • Advise the individual seeking medical treatment related to sexual assault of the availability of local rape crisis services or victim assistance organizations to accompany the individual through the sexual offense exam;
  • Medical services to individuals reporting sexual assault who request such coordination and services; and
  • Provide emergency contraception upon the patient’s request. 
Even if an individual who has experienced sexual violence does not have injuries requiring emergency attention, the College encourages that individual to seek medical care as soon as possible. 
Most health care providers will encourage an individual seeking medical treatment related to a sexual assault to authorize collection of evidence. (Note: If the individual has not been seen by medical personnel at the time a report is received, the individual will be immediately advised to do so. The College will provide transportation, if needed.)
Be aware that medical office and insurance billing practices may reveal information to the insurance policyholder, including medication and/or examinations paid for or administered. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims for health care and counseling services, including emergency compensation. More information may be found at: https://ovs.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/06/rights-crime-victims-booklet.pdf, or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: https://ovs.ny.gov/help-crime-victims
Please note that even individuals who can typically maintain confidentiality are subject to exceptions under the law, including when an individual is a threat to him or herself or others and the mandatory reporting of child abuse.
The following agencies also provide assistance to individuals who pursue criminal complaints:
• United States Attorney’s Office Northern District of NY Victim Witness Unit 518.431.0247
To learn more about these programs, visit the website for the New York State Office of Victim Services (http:// www.ovs.ny.gov/), which funds local victim assistance programs. 
The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York: 833.628.0087 (https://www.lasnny.org/location/albany-office/
Contact the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, 500 12th Street, SW Stop 5600, Washington, D.C. 20536-5600 or call the SEVP Response Center at 703.603.3400. 
For information regarding financial aid, contact the Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success, New York State Education Department, Room 505W, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234 or by calling 518.474.3719. Other resources available to persons who report being the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, include: 
http://www.rainn.org – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/sexassault.htm – Department of Justice http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html – Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

The State University of New York and Davis College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College/University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

All students have the right to:

  • Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  • Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  • Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure from the institution;
  • Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  • Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  • Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  • Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident.
  • Be free from retaliation by the institution, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  • Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  • Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process;
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the College.

Options in Brief:

  • Victims/survivors have many options that can be pursued simultaneously, including one or more of the following:
    • Receive resources, such as counseling and medical attention;
    • Confidentially or anonymously disclose a crime or violation (for detailed information on confidentiality and privacy, visit Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence)
    • Make a report to: an employee with the authority to address complaints, including the Title IX Coordinator, or the Academic Dean.

Copies of this Bill of Rights shall be distributed annually to students, made available on every college’s website, and posted in each campus residence hall, dining hall, and student union or campus center and shall include links or information to access the Sexual Violence Response Policy below and the Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence.