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Title IX

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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.

Support and Reporting Options

Support and Reporting Options (Process)


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 ESF:

rebecca hoda kearse Rebecca Hoda-Kearse
Title IX Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
220 Bray Hall
(315) 565-3012
Oversees Title IX issues and reporting for the campus; and Discrimination-related complaints including sexual harassment (employee against another employee or student against employee.)
Amy McLaughlin Amy McLaughlin
Associate Director of Human Resources, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
216 Bray Hall
Receives and/or investigates employee-to-employee complaints or student complaints about employees.
dean anne lombard Anne Lombard
Vice Provost and Dean for Student Affairs Deputy Title IX Coordinator
110 Bray Hall
(315) 470-6660
Receives complaints of student-to student violations of Code of Student Conduct, and complaints from an employee against a student.
Anthony Chefalo
Title IX Investigator
110 Bray Hall
(315) 470-6660
Investigates alleged Title IX sexual assault and sexual violence violations involving students
University Police
  • Robert Dugan
    Interim Chief of University Police
    19 Bray Hall
    (315) 470-6667
Law enforcement and criminal complaints