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What is Title IX?

Title IX

Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

The Rockefeller University is committed to maintaining an educational environment for students free from sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.  Such conduct is prohibited by Rockefeller’s Title IX Policy, as is retaliation against any individual who reports, or participates in an investigation of, a Title IX complaint or violation.  Rockefeller is committed to responding promptly and impartially to Title IX complaints or violations, eliminating any hostile environment, and preventing its recurrence.  For additional information about prohibited conduct, procedures for handling Title IX complaints, and resources for students, see Rockefeller’s Title IX policy.

Virginia Huffman, Vice President of Human Resources, is Rockefeller’s Title IX Coordinator.  The Title IX Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Title IX Policy and is informed of all reports and complaints of prohibited conduct.  The Title IX Coordinator also is available as a resource for any Title IX-related questions or concerns.

How to Report an Incident?

To report a Title IX incident or make a Title IX complaint, please contact Virginia Huffman at:

Email: huffman@rockefeller.edu
Address: The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
Founders Hall, Room 103
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 327-7261

In case of an emergency, in addition to the Title IX Coordinator, you also may contact:

  • University Security at: ext. 1111 from a campus phone or (212) 327-7111 from a cellphone, or
  • the New York Police Department at: 911

A Title IX report or complaint also may be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at:

Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
Address: U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Phone: (646) 428-3800

 Title IX

On-Campus & Community Resources

The Title IX Coordinator can provide information about available resources.  Examples of on-campus and community resources include:

  • Occupational Health Service (OHS):  OHS is staffed by nurse practitioners and an occupational health nurse who can offer basic medical advice or first aid when such treatment is necessary in advance of a student or employee receiving private medical attention.  OHS is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at The Rockefeller University Hospital, Room 118, (212) 327-8214. 
  • Employee Assistance Program Consortium (EAPC):  EAPC is available free of charge to all students and employees of The Rockefeller University.  EAPC is a confidential, short-term counseling and referral service that is equipped to provide various support services, including short-term therapy and crisis intervention.  EAPC counselors are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The EAPC is located at 409 East 60th Street, Room 3-305, New York, NY 10022, (212) 746-5890.  See http://youreapc.us/Services.shtml for more information.
  • The New York State Department of Health maintains a list of additional resources available to victims of sexual violence at www.health.ny.gov/prevention/sexual_violence/what_to_do.htm.

For additional information about available resources, see the Guidelines and Implementing Procedures for Rockefeller’s Title IX Policy, at page 2.

Rockefeller University Policies

Law and Guidance

Nine Facts about Sexual Assault and Title IX

 

Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assist