What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and resolving all Title IX reports of sexual misconduct and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such reports. The Coordinator’s responsibilities include oversight of a prompt, fair, equitable investigation and resolution process for reports of sexual misconduct at the College. The Title IX Coordinator also evaluates trends on campus by using information reported to him or her and makes recommendations for campus wide training and education programs.
Is my Title IX complaint confidential?
If the complainant reports to the College and requests confidentiality or asks that the report not be pursued, the College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the report consistent with the request for confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If a complainant insists that his/her name or other identifiable information not be disclosed to the respondent, the College’s ability to respond may be limited. If the complainant continues to ask that his or her name not be revealed, the College will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the report consistent with the complainant’s request as long as doing so does not prevent the College from responding effectively to the harassment and preventing harassment of other members of the College community. The Title IX Coordinator will evaluate the confidentiality request in the context of its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all persons. If the Title IX Coordinator determines that circumstances do not allow a request for confidentiality to be granted the college will take action as appropriate. It is a violation of the College policy to retaliate against an individual making a report or providing information for an investigation.
Additionally, personal identifiable information will be treated as confidential and only shared with persons who have a specific need to know and who are investigating/adjudicating the report or delivering resources or support services. Further, the College will maintain as confidential, any accommodations or protective measures provided to the complainant to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the College’s ability to provide such accommodations or protective measures.
How do I contact the Title IX Coordinator at Ramapo College?
Effective November 27, 2017 until further notice the Acting Title IX/ADA Coordinator is:
Nicole Morgan Agard
Chief Equity and Diversity Officer/ Director of Employee Relations
Please visit the Title IX website for more information.