Title IX Resources

Title IX Resources 

Phone

Emergencies: Campus 315-792-3046 (or 611)
Off Campus: 911

Any Utica College community member who has been the victim of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct has the right to make a report to the College, local law enforcement, and/or the state police, or choose not to report. If reported to the College under this policy, a reporting individual will be protected from retaliation and will receive appropriate assistance and resources from Utica College. Please see the Students’ Bill of Rights for cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

Confidential Resources (not required to share report)

All members of the Utica College community have a number of resources available to discuss sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct concerns or questions. Individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct are encouraged to seek support for their physical and emotional needs.

A student seeking confidential emotional or medical care may contact the following:

Utica College Student Counseling Center
Student Wellness Center, Room 204 Strebel Student Center
(315) 792-3094

Newman Center Chaplain
Newman Center Building
(315) 792-3284

Utica College Student Health Center
Student Wellness Center, Room 204 Strebel Student Center
(315) 792-3094

The health and counseling services noted above are available to Utica College students free of charge.

An employee seeking confidential emotional support may contact the College’s employee assistance program, ENI, at 1-800-EAP-CALL (1-800-327-2255).

These resources afford students and employees the opportunity to discuss a concern or situation and the available options. These resources also offer the opportunity to gain information about the College’s formal complaint procedures under this policy. Reports made to these resources will not be reported to other College officials in any personally identifiable manner (reports made to some of these individuals may result in a report to College officials that an incident occurred, but will not result in the reporting of any personally identifiable information), and, as a result, any individual making a report solely to such confidential resources should not expect action to be taken by the College against any alleged perpetrator. Similarly, if a victim discloses actions constituting a violation of this policy through public awareness events, such as “Take Back the Night” or other event or forum, Utica College is not obligated to begin an investigation. Utica College may, however, use the information to inform the need for additional education and prevention efforts.

Confidential reports of any form of sexual misconduct can also be made to off-campus resources, including:

Oneida County’s YWCA Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
(315) 797-7740

Suicide/Crisis Services
24 Hour Hotline
(315) 732-6228

NYS Office of Victim Services
Hotline
1-800-247-8035

Crisis Services for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Contract Staff at Liverpool, NY site:
Vera House
6181 Thompson Road, Suite 100
Syracuse, NY 13206
Phone: (315) 425-0818
24-Hour Hotline: (315) 468-3260
Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE) services are provided to all area emergency rooms through Vera House.

Crisis Services for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Contract Staff at St. Petersburg, FL site:
Suncoast Center, Inc.
PO Box 10970
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Phone (appointments): (727) 388-1220
Hotline: (727) 530-7273

In addition to the resources listed above, Utica College shares a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mohawk Valley Health System, located in Utica, NY. This MOU ensures that any member of the College community who is a victim of sexual assault will have access to a sexual assault examination by a sexual assault nurse examiner or through a physical referral to a sexual assault nurse examiner.

A report to a Confidential Resource is not a report to the College and will not result in an investigation or disciplinary action.

Non-Confidential Resources: Responsible Administrators

Any person having a complaint of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct is encouraged to make a report to any one of the following non-confidential resources, who are considered “Responsible Administrators” for purposes of Title IX:

Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Green
Vice President for Human Resources & Personnel Development
(315) 792-3736
lcgreen@utica.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Alane Varga
Dean for Diversity and Student Development
(315) 792-3324
avarga@utica.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
David Fontaine
Director of Physical Education and Athletics
(315) 792-3050
dsfontai@utica.edu

Director of Campus Safety
Wayne Sullivan
(315) 792-3201
wasullivan@utica.edu

Dean of Students and Campus Life
Robert Perkins, Ph.D.
(315) 792-3056
rjperkin@utica.edu

Director of Residence Life
Scott Nonemaker
(315) 792-3285
scnonema@utica.edu

Emergency access to the Title IX Coordinator is made available through contact with the Office of Campus Safety.

These individuals have been trained to receive and respond to allegations of violations of this policy. Complaints can be made to any of the Responsible Administrators by those who have been the victim of a violation of this policy, by a third party on a victim’s behalf, or anonymously. While all employees are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct, and certain other employees may be required to report them, if a complaint is made to anyone other than the Responsible Administrators listed above, the reporting party risks the possibility that it will not come to the attention of the proper College officials and may, therefore, not be acted upon. For this purpose, faculty members are not Responsible Administrators, and one should not assume that information brought to the attention of a faculty member will be reported to the College. On the other hand, unless a report is made to a Confidential Resource, one cannot be assured of confidentiality.

Non-Confidential External Resources: Law Enforcement

All persons covered by this policy have the right to involve state and/or local law enforcement in matters of sexual or gender-based harassment. Utica College partners with law enforcement agencies in any way necessary to provide cooperative assistance as needed, whether or not the individual chooses to also make a report to the College. Following is contact information for those resources:

New York State Police (state police)
1-844-845-7269

Utica Police Department (local police)
413 Oriskany Street West
Utica, New York 13502
Phone: (315) 735-3301

New Hartford Police Department (local police)
32 Kellogg Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413
Phone: (315) 724-7111

For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Contract Staff at Liverpool, NY site:
Liverpool Police number
Phone: (315) 457-0722
Onondaga County Sherriff (located in Liverpool)
Phone: (315) 435-0722

For Students, Faculty, Staff, and Contract Staff at St. Petersburg, FL site:
Pinellas County Police
Phone: (727) 582-6200

A reporting party who is not satisfied with the attempts to resolve the sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, or sexual misconduct may seek resolution through other sources, such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office for Civil Rights, or the U.S. Department of Education.
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502