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The Broad Scope

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. The protection of Title IX also extend to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault or Violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities.


For questions or to report an incident, please contact:

David Burdick | Title IX Coordinator | Department of Public Safety | (607) 962-9328 | dburdic4@corning-cc.edu

Stacy Ward | Title IX Coordinator | Human Resources | (607) 962-9444 | sward11@corning-cc.edu

The State University of New York and Corning Community College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College/University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

All students have the right to ...

  • Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  • Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  • Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the complaint or student conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressures from the institution;
  • Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  • Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  • Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  • Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  • Be free from retaliation by the institution, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  • Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  • Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the complaint or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process;
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or complaint or conduct process of the College.
  • Individuals who are confidential resources will not report crimes to law enforcement or College officials without your permission, except for extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency. At Corning Community College, this includes:

    Off-campus options to disclose sexual violence confidentially include: (note that these outside options do not provide any information to the campus):

    • Off-campus counselors and advocates. Crisis services offices will generally maintain confidentiality unless you request disclosure and sign a consent or waiver form. More information on an agency’s policies on confidentiality may be obtained directly from the agency.

      • Survivor Support Services
        Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
        35 West William Street
        Corning, NY 14830

      • Katherine Shelton, Advocacy Specialist

      • 24 Hour Hotline: 1-866-307-4086

    • Student Assistance Program
      A free, confidential counseling and resource referral service for students is available through Clinical Associates.  You can contact by phone at (607) 936-1771 or email sap@clinicalassoc.org.  The SAP offices are located in the Commons Rooms 127 & 128.
    • Off-campus healthcare providers
      • Note that medical office and insurance billing practices may reveal information to the insurance policyholder, including medication and/or examinations paid for or administered. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency compensation. More information may be found by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: https://ovs.ny.gov/help-crime-victims.

    Note that even individuals who can typically maintain confidentiality are subject to exceptions under the law, including when an individual is a threat to him or herself or others and the mandatory reporting of child abuse.

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Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “[a]ll materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.”

For the purposes of compliance with section 106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, SUNY includes all training materials created by the Student Conduct Institute for their member institutions to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process in Title IX compliance and practices as of 8-14-20. Please find all training materials here.