Reporting Misconduct Internally
All members of the College community, including students, staff, faculty, vendors, and visitors who experience, witness, or hear about gender-based misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, are encouraged to immediately contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Gretchen Adams, in person at 610 West 112th Street, Room 603, by phone at 212-875-4461, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In an emergency please call 9-1-1 or Public Safety at 3-1-1. There is no time limit on how long after an incident you can make a report of misconduct. However, the College’s ability to respond to a report may be hindered by the length of time between the alleged misconduct and the report itself.
Once the College is informed of alleged misconduct, the Title IX Coordinator or his/her designee will notify the complainant and the respondent of their rights. See Students’ Bill of Rights. The Title IX Coordinator will help the parties navigate the formal complaint process, access appropriate medical, emotional, or academic services, discuss possible interim arrangements during the investigation and resolution phases, and answer your questions along the way. The College will endeavor to promptly, thoroughly and impartially investigate, and resolve all complaints. The College reserves the right to determine that there is a more appropriate College process for handling a matter and will advise the complaining party of the alternative process.
Reporting individuals have the right to withdraw a complaint or involvement from the institution’s process at any time. However, because the College has an obligation to address allegations of which it is aware the College may need to investigate an incident and take action whether or not the reporting individuals wishes to pursue a complaint. A reporting individual’s lack of participation may limit the available remedies. The College will attempt to resolve complaints within sixty days of receiving a report; however, that time frame may be adjusted depending on the allegations, parties involved, and time of year.
Reporting Misconduct to Law Enforcement
If you have been the victim or target of a sexual assault or other type of sexual misconduct, you may also contact the NYPD in addition to the College. The local NYPD precinct is 26th Precinct and is located 520 West 126th Street, New York, NY 10027 and can be reached at 212-678-1311. You do not have to file a report with the police, but if you would like to do so, someone from the College can accompany you to the local police precinct to support you through the process.
The College can also provide you with information about the process of obtaining a judicial order of protection. In certain circumstances, depending on the type of conduct alleged and the parties involved, the College may be independently obligated to contact the police. The College will continue its own investigation into the alleged conduct, regardless of whether or not the police decide to pursue their own investigation. The College will cooperate with all police investigations and will honor and enforce any judicial no-contact, restraining, or protective orders the parties may obtain outside the College process.
 Many of the items outlined in the Students’ Bill of Rights will be applicable to any complainant of sexual misconduct or any respondent even if not a student.