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Sexual Assault, Violence and Harassment (Title IX)

Title IX Coordinator

Who is the Title IX Coordinator for SUNY New Paltz?

The Title IX Coordinator is Tanhena Pacheco Dunn. The office is located in HAB 602A. You can contact the office by phone at 845-257-3172 or at pachecot@newpaltz.edu.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Emma Morcone. You can contact her by phone at 845-257-3184 or at morconee@newpaltz.edu.

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?

To oversee the processes that address reported concerns or claims of sex or gender based discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. This includes working closely with Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Human Resources and other offices to provide educational programming for the campus community that raises awareness and encourages reporting.

We encourage any member of the campus community to report, confidentially discuss, or raise questions and concerns regarding any instance of sexual assault, stalking or interpersonal violence. We also encourage anyone who is undecided about proceeding with criminal or campus charges as well as those who may not label a given experience as rape, sexual assault, stalking or intimate partner violence to speak with the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will help to identify the appropriate responses or resolutions that may be available through both policy and law, coordinate timely investigation and communication, and assist in obtaining any appropriate intermediate measures and/or internal and external support services.

Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey

Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, and in compliance with NYS Education Law 129B, each State University of New York State-operated and community college was required to conduct a uniform climate survey that ascertains student experience with and knowledge of reporting and college adjudicatory processes for sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and other related crimes.  This climate assessment affords New Paltz the opportunity to better understand our campus, assess effectiveness of training and education materials and better inform planning and programming that support a safe educational and working environment. 

In Spring of 2017, our campus conducted the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Campus Cliamte Survey.  You can view our Executive Summary of Sexual Violence Prevention Campus Climate Survey Report online.