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Title IX & Prevention, Education Resources

Commitment to a safe campus

The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational institution that reflects the values and heritage of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. These values include: creating an inclusive community, responding to the needs of the times, educating the whole person, and striving for excellence in all endeavors.

The College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all of its students and employees. All forms of sexual misconduct offenses and other non-consensual sexual contact by members of the Saint Rose community will not be tolerated by the College and represent a violation of College policy and the law.

What is Title IX?

It’s the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at federally funded institutions. That can mean discriminatory treatment in educational programs or activities, including sexual harassment, or sexual or interpersonal violence (such as rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking). Although it’s a private college, Saint Rose receives federal funding and must comply with Title IX regulations.

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policies for Students & Employees

Title IX Documentation for Policies & Processes

Visit the Documentation page for a full listing of Title IX related policies, procedures, regulations and information, available in PDF format.

View Title IX Policies & Procedures

The College of Saint Rose’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy includes information on it’s scope, about types of prohibited conduct, how to access resources and/or make a complaint, and investigative and disciplinary procedures.
 
View Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy

This Policy provides the complaint process for employees to follow when they believe they have been discriminated against or harassed on the basis of any of the listed Protected Statuses; age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, or domestic violence victim status (collectively referred to as “Protected Statuses”).
 
View Discrimination and Harassment Policy for Employees

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits any person in the United States from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in seeking access to any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education, which enforces Title IX, has long defined the meaning of Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination broadly to include various forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence that interfere with a student’s ability to equally access our educational programs and opportunities. On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that:

  • Defines the meaning of “sexual harassment” (including forms of sex-based violence)
  • Addresses how this institution must respond to reports of misconduct falling within that definition of sexual harassment, and
  • Mandates a grievance process that this institution must follow to comply with the law in these specific covered cases before issuing a disciplinary sanction against a person accused of sexual harassment. See, 85 Fed. Reg. 30026 (May 19, 2020).

View the full text of the Final Rule and its extensive Preamble. Based on the Final Rule, The College of Saint Rose (the College) will implement the following Title IX Grievance Policy, effective August 14, 2020.
 
View Title IX Grievance Policy

Title IX Resources

Campus Resources & Community Partners

The College of Saint Rose has campus resources who can assist students who have experienced or witnessed sexual assault, stalking or dating violence. We have also partnered with community agencies and local law enforcement to provide education to the campus community, advocacy for victims of violence, and when possible prosecution of perpetrators of violent crimes against others.

Visit our Title IX resources section to learn more about the campus and community resources available with ways to contact.

View Campus and Community Resources

Title IX Reporting

How to report sexual discrimination, harassment or misconduct

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, there are many options and resources available to you.

Visit our Title IX reporting section to learn about the process including the ways you can file a report.

View Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Reporting

Prevention, Education and Training

Prevention Education and Training for the Campus Community

The College of Saint Rose utilizes both online and in-person training programs in order to comply with annual training requirements for students and employees, per federal and state laws.

The College offers a variety of other prevention education and/or awareness programs, workshops, and events throughout each year that are open to members of the campus community. For more information on programs that are offered, please contact Amanda Bastiani, Director of Prevention Education & Response and Title IX Coordinator at bastiana@strose.edu, or see our Education section in the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy.

  • Title IX and Clery, How to respond and report – In-person (or virtual) training for all new employees, offered throughout the year
  • Harassment and Discrimination for Faculty and Staff – Annual online training course for all employees through EverFi/Foundry
  • Clery Act Basics – Annual online training course through EverFi/Foundry for all Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) *Campus Security Authorities are designated faculty, staff, or administrators who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergrads – Online training course required for first year/new undergraduate students through EverFi/Foundry
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduates – Online training course for graduate students through EverFi/Foundry
  • AlcoholEdu – Online training course required for first year/new undergraduate students through EverFi/Foundry
  • It’s On Us – In-person (or virtual) Orientation presentation for first year/new undergraduate students on our College policies and procedures related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. This program includes important definitions, how to be an active bystander, along with reporting information and resources.

Title IX Team Training

The Title IX Team, led by the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, and other identified members of the Administration, have gone through extensive training to serve as investigators of sexual harassment or misconduct complaints. The team receives annual and ongoing training on a wide variety of issues per federal and state requirements.

For the purposes of compliance with section 106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, we have included a link to all training materials created by the Student Conduct Institute (SCI), as a member institution, to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process in Title IX compliance and practices. Please note only Title IX training materials created by SCI will be included on the linked page.

Student Conduct Institute - Institutional Member Badge 2020

The Title IX Coordinator completed the Title IX Coordinator Certification Course, along with other webinars and online trainings, through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), and is an individual member. ATIXA has created the following page which can be used by members and former ATIXA trainees to fulfill this requirement. This page contains links to training materials from January 2018-present for ATIXA Training and Certification Events, select webinars, and online trainings.

ATIXA Training Materials

Data & Reports

Annual Security Report

Each year, the Title IX Office issues an annual report. These reports are intended to inform all current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and administrators about the College’s security, related policies, and of the ways to report crimes and other incidents on-campus and off-campus in accordance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) of 1998. The College of Saint Rose has one of the best safety records of colleges of its size in New York State and, together, we can maintain a safe and secure campus environment.

View Annual Security Report

Campus Climate Survey (2018)

The 2018 Interpersonal Violence Survey was conducted at The College of Saint Rose, in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, from March 2018 until May 2018. The purpose of the survey was to better understand student experiences and attitudes in relation to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

View Campus Climate Survey (2018)

Project Voices

In Fall 2019, Saint Rose received a $299,727 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women for Project Voices, a coordinated, campus-wide effort to prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, using evidence-based strategies.

Shae-Leigh Voorhees, Project Coordinator for the Project Voices Campus Grant, will work with the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) to solicit feedback from the entire campus community, as we look to shape our policies and procedures to best meet compliance and serve the needs of our community. You may email Shae-Leigh Voorhees at voorhees@strose.edu to join our CCRT or to express your interest in sharing feedback on our policies and procedures.

About the Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator has been charged with managing the College’s response to reports of gender inequity and discrimination, which includes reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Informed by current federal and state law and guidance, the Coordinator aims to ensure that the College’s responses promptly and effectively stop problem behavior, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

The Title IX Coordinator is here to receive and respond to gender equity and sexual and interpersonal violence concerns that directly impact our students. The Title IX team’s mission is to eliminate, prevent, and redress known instances of gender based misconduct or violence with fair and efficient processes that are intended to support the entire College Community.

  • Overseeing the College’s response to gender discrimination, which includes all forms of sexual harassment and violence, to ensure prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints.
  • Providing a central place to report an incident and overseeing the reporting process.
  • Providing information about College policies and procedures.
  • Providing referrals to campus and community resources and victim advocates.
  • Facilitating supportive and/or safety measures to address safety concerns and to support all parties so that academic and professional pursuits may continue unimpeded.
  • Collaborating with community partners to assist with a resolution that balances the needs of the individuals involved with those of the larger community.
  • Keeping records to ensure patterns of behavior are identified.
  • Overseeing investigations of misconduct to ensure fairness, impartiality, and equity.
  • Coordinating and providing training, education, and prevention programs for the entire College community.

Contact Title IX Coordinator

Amanda Bastiani - Title IX Coordinator
Amanda M. Bastiani
Title IX Coordinator
 

Wellworth Hall, Room 3
963 Madison Ave.
518.458.5308

Jen Richardson
Jen Richardson
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Events and Athletic Center, Room 210
420 Western Ave
518.454.2023

Jeffrey Knapp
Jeffrey Knapp
Associate Vice President for Human Resources/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Cabrini Hall
399 Western Ave
518.454.5138