Title IX

Prevention and Education


Get Involved

Below are a few ways you can get involved with Prevention and Education efforts at HWS:

One Love was founded in memory of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia student, who lost her life to relationship violence in 2010. The One Love Foundation honors Yeardley by educating, empowering and activating campus communities to recognize unhealthy relationships and to promote healthy relationships. HWS Club One Love is an active on-campus group that provides education to the HWS community regarding relationship violence and the signs of an unhealthy relationship. The primary goal of the club and foundation is to help people understand and recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship and to discuss safe and appropriate methods of intervening in unhealthy relationships.

STEP - The Student Team for Education and Prevention (STEP) provides all HWS students the opportunity to be directly involved with the development, implementation, and evaluation of sexual and relationship violence prevention and education programming. If you are a student interested in joining, please contact Katie Stiffler at stiffler@hws.edu or (315) 781-3922.

Title IX Workshop – The Title IX Staff provides individualized trainings for faculty/staff departments, offices and student groups and organizations upon request. To schedule a training, contact TitleIX@hws.edu.

Student Organizations - Below is a sampling of student organizations whose work supports the mission of the Title IX at HWS. Students that want to enhance prevention and education at the Colleges are welcome to contact these and other likeminded student groups:

What Else Can The HWS Community Do?

  • Respect and Communicate with Each Other. Ask questions, discussion expectations, and get Affirmative Consent from the other person(s) before engaging in sexual activity.
  • Speak Up if you witness something that does not seem right. Simply asking the question “is everything okay?” can make a huge impact on the outcome of a situation. Offer assistance to other students or offer to walk someone home if you think they appear to be too intoxicated to safely do so. It is better to ask a question and be wrong than to ignore a situation.
  • Be an active bystander and learn how to safely and effectively intervene in potentially dangerous situations.

To join the movement and list your student organization here, email Katie Stiffler, Prevention and Education Coordinator: stiffler@hws.edu.


Contact Us

Safety Exit

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


Susan Lee

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator

Katie Stiffler

Katie Stiffler
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Regina Gesicki

Regina Gesicki
Title IX Fellow

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.