Bill of Rights

In accordance with Article 129-B of New York State Education Law, all students have the right to:
1.    Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
2.    Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
3.    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 by the institution;
4.    Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
5.    Be treated with dignity and to receive from the School courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
6.    Be free from any suggestion that the Complainant is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
7.    Describe the incident to as few School representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
8.    Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or Respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
9.    Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
10.    Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the throughout the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process; and
11.    Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or judicial or conduct process of the institution.

These rights are extended to all members of the Tianjin Juilliard Community.

** The Tianjin Juilliard School in Tianjin will abide by and uphold this Students’ Bill of Rights, understanding that we also need to be cognizant of local laws related to our venue, when appropriate.