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Title IX - Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment

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, both female and male, from unlawful sex discrimination.

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.

Are you a victim of sexual assault or harassmentAnonymous Incident ReportSexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights
Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence FAQs Sexual Violence Response Policy

Who should you contact with questions regarding Title IX?

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:

Melissa L. Roy, JD
Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer
Brucker Hall, Room 6301
Phone #: 845-574-4758

  • Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Sutonia Boykin
Dean of Student Development
Technology Center, Room 8320
Phone #: 845-574-4729

Dana Stilley
Vice President of Student Services
Technology Center, Room 8129
Phone #: 845-574-4294

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
Telephone: 646-428-3900
FAX: 646-428-3843; TDD: 877-521-2172
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