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Sexual Assault, Violence and Harassment (Title IX)

Sexual Assault, Violence and Harassment (Title IX)

Students, faculty, and staff can report Title IX incidents electronically by emailing one of our Title IX coordinators, Danielle Strauchler or Tanhena Pacheco-Dunn (see contact information below). Our office can provide support services, reporting options, and resources virtually via e-mail, phone call, or video conference. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or University Police immediately at 845-257-2222.


Title IX is 37 powerful words:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

… with broad scope…

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. Though most notable for advancing equity in girls and women’s sports, Title IX provides federal civil rights that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions or financial aid
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses, academic research and other educational activities
  • Career guidance, counseling or other educational support services
  • Athletics (scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural)
  • Employment, training for employment or advancement in employment

…and responsibilities…

The protections of Title IX also extend to sexual harassment and sexual assault or violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities. Title IX is applicable to all members of the campus community, individuals doing business with the campus, those utilizing campus facilities, those who engage in volunteer activities or work activities in connection with or for SUNY New Paltz.
Each school must designate a Title IX administrator to review, update and implement current Title IX policies, to coordinate appropriate training and resources, and ensure effective and timely responses to complaints of sexual violence, misconduct, discrimination or harassment.

Title IX protects all members of our campus community from gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.

Gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and stalking are strictly prohibited within the SUNY New Paltz community. All members of the SUNY New Paltz community have the right to be free from any form of interpersonal violence and discrimination. We encourage any member of the campus community to report, confidentially discuss, or raise questions and concerns regarding any instance of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking.

SUNY New Paltz offers a wide array of resources to assist students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our resources list on the left hand side of the page for more information.

Our campus Title IX coordinators are Danielle Strauchler and Tanhena Pacheco Dunn:

Danielle Strauchler
Phone: (845) 257-3184
HAB 602B
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561


Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Phone: (845) 257-3675
HAB 602A
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561