About Title IX: What You May Not Know
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Key Campus Contacts
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Public Safety
718-368-5069 or 4800L-202 (2nd floor of Library)
Title IX Coordinator
Men’s Resource Center
1. Statement of Purpose
3. Process to Report and Resolve Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, Discrimination
4. Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan Policy
5. Resources and Emergency Support Services
6. How to File a Report
7. HAVEN Training: Understanding sexual assault
The following is an overview of the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct; The Full CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct is available here
CUNY and Kingsborough Community College are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to all students. Every member of The City University of New York community, including students, employees and visitors, deserves the opportunity to live, learn and work free from sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence. Accordingly, CUNY is committed to:
1) Defining conduct that constitutes prohibited sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence;2) Providing clear guidelines for students, employees and visitors on how to report incidents of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence and a commitment that any complaints will be handled respectfully;3) Promptly responding to and investigating allegations of sexual harassment, gender based harassment and sexual violence, pursuing disciplinary action when appropriate, referring the incident to local law enforcement when appropriate, and taking action to investigate and address any allegations of retaliation;4) Providing ongoing assistance and support to students and employees who make allegations of sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence;5) Providing awareness and prevention information on sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence, including widely disseminating this policy, and implementing training and educational programs on sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence to college constituencies; and6) Gathering and analyzing information and data that will be reviewed in order to improve safety, reporting, responsiveness and the resolution of incidents.
Students are encouraged to contact Kingsborough’s Title IX Coordinator for concerns or questions relating to sexual misconduct, discrimination and/or harassment:Brian Brennan718-368-6896 Efirstname.lastname@example.org
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While it is not possible to list all circumstances that might constitute sexual misconduct, the following are some examples of conduct that might constitute sexual misconduct depending on the totality of the circumstances:
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, graphic and electronic communications or physical conduct that is sufficiently serious to adversely affect an individual’s participation in employment, education or other CUNY activities.Gender-based harassment is unwelcome conduct of a nonsexual nature based on an individual’s actual or perceived sex, including conduct based on gender identity, gender expression, and nonconformity with gender stereotypes that is sufficiently serious to adversely affect an individual’s participation in employment, education or other CUNY activities.Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes sexual assault, such as rape/attempted rape, criminal sexual act, forcible touching, and sexual abuse.
Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact (i.e., any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party) that occurs without consent and/or through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion. Examples of sexual assault include:(a)
Rape and attempted rape is engaging or attempting to engage in sexual intercourse with another person: (a) without such person’s consent; (b) where such person is incapable of giving consent by reason of being mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless; or (c) where such person is less than seventeen years old. Sexual intercourse includes vaginal or anal penetration, however slight.(b)
Criminal sexual act is engaging in oral or anal sexual conduct with another person without such person’s consent.(c)
Forcible touching is intentionally touching the sexual or other intimate parts of another person without the latter’s consent for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire.(d)
Sexual abuse is subjecting another person to sexual contact without the latter’s consent.
Stalking is intentionally engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that:(1) is likely to cause reasonable fear of material harm to the physical health, safety or property of such person, a member of such person's immediate family or a third party with whom such person is acquainted; or(2) causes material harm to the mental or emotional health of such person, where such conduct consists of following, telephoning or initiating communication or contact with such person, a member of such person’s immediate family or a third party with whom such person is acquainted; or(3) is likely to cause such person to reasonably fear that her/his employment, business or career is threatened, where such conduct consists of appearing, telephoning or initiating communication or contact at such person's place of employment or business, and the actor was previously clearly informed to cease that conduct.
Dating, domestic and intimate partner violence is a pattern of coercive behavior that can include physical, psychological, sexual, economic and emotional abuse, perpetrated by one person against an intimate partner. Such violence may occur in all kinds of intimate relationships, including married couples, people who are dating, couples who live together, people with children in common, same-sex partners, and people who were formerly in a relationship with the person abusing them.
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Process to Report and Resolve Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, Discrimination
The college will conduct an investigation when it becomes aware, from any source (including third-parties not connected to the college or university), that sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or sexual violence may have been committed against a student, employee or visitor, unless the complainant has requested that the college refrain from such an investigation and the college has determined that it may do so.
Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan Policy
Resources and Emergency Support Services
If You Recently Were Sexually Assaulted
Emergency Care Information
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for handling situations related to sexual assault, harassment, and/or discrimination, dating and domestic violence and/or stalking, and can provide you with your full rights under Title IX as well as give you information regarding the various procedures you may choose in dealing with this situation.
You have the right to ask for your information to be kept confidential. Kingsborough Community College will do their best to keep your information as confidential as possible within the legal limits, and in accordance with the requirements of law enforcement authorities if they are to be contacted.
If you would like to seek confidential support services at any time you may speak with a personal counselor in D-102 (718-368-5975). A medical health professional is also available on campus in A-108 (718-368-5684). You may also file a report with Public Safety or the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs (see contact information in Section 5).
EMERGENCY & CRISIS CONTACTS
How to file a report
If you are a victim of or have observed sexual assault, dating violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and/or stalking, please report concerns to the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Public Safety and/or the Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX CoordinatorBrian Brennan718-368-6896
Office location: E-116Brian.Brennan@kbcc.cuny.edu
To learn more about combating sexual assault and other unwelcomed sexual behavior, please visit:
HAVEN Training: Understanding Sexual Assault
The HAVEN student training is part of Kingsborough’s commitment to providing an environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that is free from sexual discrimination and violence. After completing the training, we hope that you will feel more confident in your ability to recognize sexual assault and discrimination, distinguish the ways in which you can help someone who has been affected by sexual assault, and become aware of the actions you can take to prevent sexual assault from occurring.
You are expected to complete this training during your time at Kingsborough Community College.
If you DON’T HAVE an EverFi Higher Ed. Account:
If you DO HAVE an EverFi Higher Ed. Account and need to add
HAVEN to your dashboard:
Note: When prompted, please enter your EMPLID ID number to receive credit for completion. You can look-up your EMPLID ID on your CUNYfirst account.
Other Important Information:
You may take the HAVEN module anywhere there is web access, including your home. The following is a list of on-campus facilities, should you choose to utilize campus resources to complete the HAVEN course:
We are also proud to offer AlcoholEdu, a free and confidential online alcohol education course as part of the HAVEN training module. For more information on AlcoholEdu, please visit