What is Title IX?
“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…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681
In accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Rockland Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices. Title IX protects students and employees from unlawful sex discrimination. Title IX protections apply equally regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Rockland Community College encourages the reporting of sex discrimination that is prompt and accurate. This allows the college community to quickly respond to allegations and offer immediate support to the victim/survivor. The College is committed to protecting the confidentiality of victims, and will work closely with students who wish to obtain confidential assistance regarding an incident of sexual violence. All allegations will be investigated promptly and thoroughly, and both the victim and the accused will be afforded equitable rights during the investigative process.
If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call Public Safety at 574-4911 (on campus) or call the police by dialing 911 (on or off campus) immediately.
Rockland Community College students and employees have the right to make a report to Public Safety, local law enforcement, and/or the State Police or choose not to report; to report the incident to your college; to be protected by the college from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your college. See First Response ASL Translation.
For information you can use to seek resources and support, and to report the crime to law enforcement and the campus, go to www.suny.edu/violence-response/
Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact:Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Latoya Blount, Executive Director for Student Engagement and College Life
Technology Center, Room 8135
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Robert Schultz, Associate Provost, Curriculum Development, Faculty Engagement and Academic Support Services
Library, Room 4305D
Email: [email protected]
Phone #: 845-574-4280
Alternatively, or in addition to the Title IX Coordinator(s), inquiries regarding Title IX may be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the federal agency charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX:New York Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 877-521-2172
Email: [email protected]