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Title IX

Hunter College is committed to maintaining a fair and equal environment for both its employees and student body, consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, which state that:

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

CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct and the NY state Enough is Enough legislation guide our policies to ensure a safe environment for all members of our community.

On every CUNY Campus there is a designated Title IX Coordinator who is trained in investigating any complaints involving sexual misconduct. At Hunter College the Title IX Coordinator is John Rose ( and he has designated other staff to make up the Title IX Team. The Title IX Team are the individuals on campus that investigate any reports of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, voyeurism, domestic violence and intimate partner violence. The Title IX email is: You may also you the complaint form to submit reports of sexual misconduct on or off campus.

Any individual who engages in retaliatory behavior against another individual who has reported a suspected violation or cooperated in the investigation of a violation will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment, following applicable procedures under University Bylaws, policies or collective bargaining agreements, or severance of the relationship with CUNY. Any employee who believes that s/he or another individual who reported a suspected violation is being retaliated against should report such offense to the Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources (Galia Galansky) and the Title IX Coordinator (John Rose).

For more information please see the “Relevant Links” below.

For more information on Title IX click on the following link:

President’s Reaffirmation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy



Complaints of Sexual Misconduct will be promptly investigated and will be handled with privacy. Sexual Misconduct Complaints Should Be Reported To:

Title IX Coordinator
John T. Rose
Office of Diversity & Compliance
Room 1706 East
Phone: (212) 650-3262

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Laura Nelson
Office of Diversity and Compliance
Phone: (212) 396-6662


Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Michelle Blackman
Office of Human Resources
Room 1502 East
Phone: (212) 396-6466

Deputy Title IX Coordinator and
Director of Student Conduct
Colleen Barry
Office of Student Affairs
Room 1103B East
Phone: (212) 772-4534

Vice President, Student Affairs
Eija Ayravainen
Office of Student Affairs
Room 1101 East
Phone: (212) 772-4878

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The City University provides an online workshop regarding Sexual Misconduct which covers, among other things, the policy, risks, avoidance strategies, bystander intervention, reporting and available resources. Questions pertraining to SPARC please email

Questions regarding Sexual Misconduct Training may be referred to Dean John T. Rose:

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Resolution of Complaints

The Office of Diversity and Compliance will make every effort to promptly investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination or harassment, with due regard for fairness and the rights of both the complainant and alleged offender, and to conduct all proceedings in the most confidential manner possible.

Any member of the Hunter College community who experiences discrimination or harassment should immediately report the incident to the Office of Diversity and Compliance. In cases where an individual reports alleged discrimination or harassment to an administrator, faculty member, or staff member, the person receiving the complaint should contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance to review, investigate and resolve the complaint.

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Confidentiality Statement

Hunter College has a duty to respond to allegations of discrimination (including sexual misconduct) and therefore cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality once allegations are disclosed to College officials. The confidentiality of information disclosed during the course of investigations or informal resolution efforts will be respected to the extent feasible and practical. This means that information about the complaint is shared only with those individuals within the Hunter College community who "need to know" in order to effectively investigate and/or resolve the complaint. Parties with a need to know may include witnesses or College officials who need to be informed of the complaint in order to cooperate with an investigation or to implement resolution. These parties will be advised that they should keep the information confidential in the best interests of all parties.

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Retaliation is defined as an adverse action in employment, academic activities or College sponsored programs, taken against any individual who, reasonably and in good faith, files a complaint of discrimination (formal or informal), participates in the investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination, or otherwise demonstrates opposition to a discriminatory employment, academic or program policy or practice. Retaliation is prohibited under City University of New York policy and by state and federal law. Retaliation is considered a separate offense from the original complaint, regardless of the outcome of the original complaint. Anyone who believes they have experienced retaliation should promptly contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance.

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The Office of Diversity and Compliance responds to complaints of or concerns about prohibited conduct, including harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence.

If you are a Hunter College student, faculty, staff or applicant for employment and you believe you have been discriminated against or have observed discrimination or harassment, you may contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance for a confidential consultation or to:

  • Engage in informal discussion for resolution,
  • Explore options,
  • Seek assistance in negotiation/mediation,
  • File an internal complaint.
  • All Inquiries Are Confidential


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