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Title IX

Title IX is the federal anti-discrimination law that states: "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). This applies to all College programs and activities including, but not limited to, academic and athletic programs, financial aid and student records and accounts, health and counseling services, and housing and residence life programs.

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination against students, employees, or third parties. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence.

You have the right to make a report to university police or campus security, local law enforcement, and/or state police or choose not to report; to report the incident to your institution; to be protected by the institution from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from your institution.

These people have key Title IX responsibilities at SUNY-ESF:

Name / Title / Contact Information Oversees Issue(s)
Student Affairs
  • Anne Lombard
    Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs
    110 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6660
    aelombard@esf.edu
  • Mary Triano
    Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    110 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6660
    mttriano@esf.edu
Complaints of student-to student violations of Code of Student Conduct, and complaints from an employee against a student.
Human Resources
  • Marcia Barber
    Director of Human Resources
    216 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6611
    mabarber@esf.edu
  • Tim Blehar
    Associate Director of Human Resources
    216 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6611
    tmblehar@esf.edu
Discrimination-related complaints including sexual harassment (employee against another employee or student against employee.)
University Police
  • Thomas LeRoy
    Chief of University Police
    19 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-4992 (or x6667)
    tjleroy@esf.edu
  • Robert Dugan
    University Police Officer 2
    19 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6667
    rcdugan@esf.edu
  • Michael Mapley
    University Police Officer 2
    19 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6667
    mapleymt@esf.edu
  • Christopher O’Connor
    University Police Officer 2
    19 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6667
    coconnor@esf.edu
Law enforcement and Criminal complaints

Joseph Rufo
Vice President for Administration and Title IX Coordinator
208 Bray Hall
(315) 470-6622
jlrufo@esf.edu

Oversees Title IX issues and reporting for the campus

Anne Lombard
Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs
110 Bray Hall
(315) 470-6660
aelombard@esf.edu

Athletics equity complaints

Anthony Chefalo
Title IX Investigator
110 Bray Hall
315-470-6660
apchefal@esf.edu

Investigates alleged Title IX sexual assault and sexual violence violations