In compliance with New York State Education Law, Article 129-A, the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception presents the following information:
According to New York State Law, “Title Y, Hate Crimes Act of 2000, Article 485, Hate Crimes, “ a person commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified offense and either:
(a) intentionally selects the person against whom the offense is committed or intended to be committed in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct, or
(b) intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct. Interested persons can find more elaborate definitions of bias discrimination and hate crimes, and descriptions of offenses, included in “Title Y, Hate Crimes Act of 2000, Article 485, Hate Crimes “ at:
Any member of the Seminary community who believes any person associated with the Seminary has committed an act of bias-related discrimination should report the incident(s) to the Academic Dean, the Associate Dean/Director of Graduate Studies, or the Dean of Students. The report of alleged incidents will be brought before the Seminary Administration, which will determine further action. This further action may include: investigation of the incident(s); and, if the report of the incident(s) is found to have merit, disciplinary action will be taken against any person found to have committed an offense. This disciplinary action may include repri-mand, suspension, dismissal from the Seminary, and/or the notification of proper law enforcement authorities.
If a member of the Seminary community is found to have been discriminated against, the Seminary administration will assist this individual to find appropriate counseling services.
In accordance with New York State Education Law, Article 129A, the administration will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education