Title IX

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What Can You Expect When Interacting With The Office Of Title IX Programs And Compliance:

Anyone who reports, files a complaint of sexual misconduct, serves as a witness in an investigation, has had a complaint filed against them, or is seeking more information can expect to be treated with respect, support, care, and concern. The Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance uses prompt and equitable procedures to assess, investigate, and adjudicate complaints of Sexual Misconduct. The investigation of an incident of Sexual Misconduct is a neutral fact-gathering process.

Reporting Options

The Colleges encourage all individuals to make a report to either the Colleges, law enforcement, or both. Both internal reports to the Colleges and external criminal reports may be pursued simultaneously or individually. The Colleges will respect the decision you make. Individuals have the right to decline to notify law enforcement.

If you decide that you want to report to law enforcement and/or to an on-campus resource, you are not committed to participate in further action. Please note that if you report to a non-confidential reporting resource, the Colleges have an obligation to investigate the report if needed to ensure the safety of others or the community, even if you request that no complaint be filed. You have the option to determine how involved you would like to be in the process.

Making a Report On-Campus

You can file a complaint against another member of the HWS community at any time. Please see the HWS Sexual Misconduct Policy for a description of the process and reporting options. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator can provide support in reporting, housing accommodations, academic support, complaint processing, medical assistance, and any other assistance you may need.

The Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street, Seneca Room Annex (lake level)
(315) 781-3922 / Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Even if the person who committed the act of sexual misconduct is not a member of the HWS community, a member of the Title IX staff will guide you through your options and will ensure that you feel safe and protected on-campus.

Making a Report Off-Campus

You are encouraged to report sexual assault to law enforcement.

A report to the police can be made independent of any actions you take on-campus. You can also take actions off-campus and on-campus at the same time. Staff members can assist you with reports made to the police or you can call the police independently or with a friend. Geneva Police officers can be contacted at any time and are professionally trained to conduct investigations related to sexual violence. The Geneva Police Department can be contacted at (315) 828-6771. You also may contact New York State Police using the 24 hour help line: (844) 845–7269.

Anonymous Reporting

Any individual may make an anonymous report concerning an act of sexual assault, relationship violence, harassment, or other sexual misconduct through the Colleges' online Bias Incident Report system. Any individual may report an incident without disclosing one’s name, identifying anyone involved, or requesting any action. Anonymous reports will go to Campus Safety and the Title IX Coordinator for review and appropriate response and action. You may also call Title IX Programs and Compliance Office to make a report without sharing names.


Contact Us

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Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street (Lake Level) Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3922
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For assistance after hours and on weekends contact Campus Safety at (315) 781-3333

TitleIX@hws.edu


Susan Lee

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator

Tremayne D. Robertson

Tremayne D. Robertson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Katie Stiffler

Katie Stiffler
Prevention and Education Coordinator

Kelly Crawford

Kelly Crawford
Administrative Support Assistant for the Hobart Deans Office and the Title IX Office

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