Reporting and Investigating Hate Crimes or Bias Offenses on Campus

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Please see the United States Department of Education website by clicking on the button below. Input “Manhattan School of Music” in the search field to see full data.

Key information:

129-A 6434 INVESTIGATION OF HATE CRIMES, VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES AND REPORTS OF MISSING STUDENTS

Consistent with MSM’s commitment to maintaining a safe and secure learning environment, MSM shall promptly, efficiently, and thoroughly investigate any violent felony offense occurring on MSM owned, operated, or controlled property as well as any report of a hate crime or any report of a missing student. Such investigations shall be coordinated with local law enforcement agencies including, but not limited to, the NYPD. MSM shall maintain written agreements with appropriate local law enforcement agencies providing for the prompt investigation of such crimes and reports. MSM will notify the NYPD as soon as practicable but in no case more than twenty-four hours after a report of a violent felony or a report of a hate crime or a report that a student is missing.

MSM will also: (1) inform each victim of a sexual offense of their options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including local police; (2) inform the victim of a sexual offense of the right to report or not to report such offense to local law enforcement agencies; and (3) offer the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the victim of sexual assault so chooses, all in compliance with applicable federal law, including, but not limited to, the federal Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights under Title 20 U.S. Code Section 1092(f).

Definitions:

Missing Student: Any student of MSM who resides in a facility owned or operated by MSM and who is reported to MSM as missing from their residence.

Violent Felony Offense:

A Class B violent felony offense, Class C violent felony offense, Class D violent felony offense or Class E violent felony offense, as defined in New York State Penal Law § 70.02.

Hate Crime: Shall have the same meaning as within §485.05 of the New York State Penal Law.

Procedures:

Missing Students

As soon as is practicable but in no case more than twenty-four hours after it receives a report that a student who resides in a facility owned or operated by MSM is missing, MSM will notify the NYPD and transfer responsibility for the investigation, pursuant to the joint Memorandum of Understanding between the NYPD and MSM.

MSM will assist the NYPD in any manner requested until the completion of the investigation.

In cases where any law enforcement agency is investigating the disappearance of an MSM student from their jurisdiction, the Administration will assist that agency in any manner requested until the completion of the investigation.

Hate Crimes and Violent Felony Offenses

MSM is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment that supports learning and community access to facilities and services. Therefore, the Administration will aggressively pursue the prompt, efficient, and thorough investigation resolution of any report of a hate crime or violent felony offense on MSM owned, operated or controlled property. MSM Administration will take the following steps after a report of a hate crime or violent felony offense:

  • MSM officials or responding officers will determine if the circumstances require immediate intervention in order to prevent further injury to victims or to ensure the apprehension of offenders.
  • If the offender(s) are no longer on campus and the immediate threat has ended, MSM officials or responding officers will take the appropriate measures to provide support to victims and implement established protocols for criminal investigations.
  • If it is determined that the elements of the offense are consistent with any hate crime or violent felony offense as defined under New York State Law, the Administration will contact the NYPD pursuant to the joint Memorandum of Understanding in order to transfer responsibility for the investigation.
  • The Administration will assist the NYPD in any manner requested until the completion of the investigation.

Excerpted key statistics

As noted on the top of this website page, the full Hate Crimes data available on the United States Department of Education website:

Please see the United States Department of Education (USDE) website by clicking here. Input “Manhattan School of Music” in the search field to see full data.

Here are excepted key statistics from the USDE website of data from 2022:

Hate Crimes: On Campus

Data for 2022

Hate Crimes: On-Campus Student Housing Facilities

Data for 2022

Hate Crimes: Public Property

Data for 2022

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