Sexual Misconduct Resources

Title IX

Sexual Misconduct Resources
Title IX

Le Moyne College subscribes fully to all applicable federal and state legislation and regulations regarding discrimination (including the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Age Discrimination Act; and the New York State Human Rights Law). The College does not discriminate against students, faculty, staff or other beneficiaries on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin in admission to, or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Le Moyne College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For further information regarding Title IX contact Ann Bersani, Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership at (315) 445-4520. All other inquiries relative to the regulations mentioned above may be addressed to Sue Ames, Dean for Academic Advising and Support, at (315) 445-4597.

Le Moyne College does not condone or tolerate any conduct that would constitute sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. Acts of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct including sexual assault undermine the dignity of individuals and the principles of equality and respect for others and are serious violations of our community standards. These acts do not just harm the individual; they harm the College community as a whole.

The Le Moyne College Sexual Harassment and/or Sexual Misconduct Policy is here.

What Are My Options If I've Been Assaulted?
There are several on and off campus resources available, please note that you may want to use more than one resource:

  • Go to Upstate, Upstate Community, Crouse or St. Joseph’s Hospital – All of these hospitals have access to a SANE nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)-where you can have a physical exam, complete STD and Pregnancy testing, and have a rape kit completed in case you decide to bring charges against the perpetrator.  If you choose to have a rape kit done, please be aware that much more evidence can be collected if you do not change clothes, shower, eat, drink or smoke until you have been examined.  
  • Contact a counselor in the Wellness Center for Health and Counseling Call 911, the operator will connect you to the local law enforcement.
  • Call Security to file a report who can contact your Area Director or Counselor on call.
  • Contact Vera House Rape Crisis Center 315-468-3260 Vera House can provide a Sexual Assault/Rape Advocate who can go to the hospital and/or police department with you.  Vera House also provides free counseling services. 

How Do I Report the Incident?
Le Moyne strongly encourages survivors and witnesses of sexual misconduct to report these incidents to the Title IX coordinator or a trusted Le Moyne staff member. There are two main options for reporting an incident including: 

  • The Wellness Center for Health and Counseling, and campus clergy members (acting in that capacity) are the confidential resources on campus. Call Security, or speak with the Title IX Coordinator.  
  • Reports filed on campus outside of the confidential sources listed above will result in a Title IX report.  Students can also file a police report with the City of Syracuse to pursue a criminal investigation. 

Statement of Students Rights
A student who reports Sexual Harassment and/or Sexual Misconduct has the right
•    To be treated with respect by College officials
•    To report the incident to local police and the Syracuse Abused Persons unit
•    To take advantage of campus support services such as the Counseling Center, Health Services, Student Development, Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, or Campus Ministry
•    To receive notification of options for and available assistance in changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations if requested and reasonably available after an alleged incident, regardless of whether the student chooses to report the crime to campus police or local law enforcement
•    To be free from retaliation from any persons including, but not limited to, faculty, staff, other      
     students and parents 
•    To have reports of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct responded to in accordance with College policy and to be notified of your rights and resources during the student conduct hearing process
•    To be offered a trained advisor from the faculty, staff or administration that assists you through the campus conduct system including being present during the hearing.
•    To not be charged with minor misconduct that is ancillary to the sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct incident
•    To have access and use off-campus resources

You should contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator if you:
-Would like more information to understand the options if you have experienced sexual misconduct
-Have received a report of sexual misconduct
-Need information on how to handle a situation that you were indirectly involved with
-Have questions about Le Moyne College's policy or procedures regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or relationship violence

It is typical to feel alone, angry, disbelief, guilt, scared, anxious, depressed, and to have trouble sleeping. You may also feel a need to talk things though and sort out your experience and feelings. Le Moyne can help you get connected to a comprehensive support network that includes: 

On Campus:
Wellness Center (Counseling): 315-445-4195
  -To contact a health care professional on campus
Wellness Center (Health): 315-445-4440
   -To contact a counselor on campus
   (Outside of business hours, Counseling staff can be reached by calling Security)
Campus Life and Leadership: 315-445-4520
   -To contact Resident Advisors, Area Directors, CLL Professional Staff
   (Outside of business hours, Campus Life staff can be reached by calling Security)
Campus Ministry: 315-445-4110
   -To contact a clergy member report or lay-minister on campus
Security: 315-445-4444 
   -To contact a Security Officer
Student Development: 315-445-4525
Deputy Title IX Student Development Coordinator: 315-445-4520
Title IX Coordinator: 315-445-4155

Off Campus:
Emergency 911
Vera House Hotline 315-468-3260
St. Joseph’s Hospital 315-448-5101
Upstate University Hospital 315-464-5611
Crouse Hospital 315-470-7411
Syracuse Police 315-442-5111
Abused Persons Unit 315-435-3092

For more information, please contact:
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Student Development- Ann Bersani, Associate Director of Campus Life and Leadership (315) 445-4520
Title IX Coordinator: Jack Matson, Associate Vice President of Human resources (315) 445-4155

Recognition for work in Sexual Assault Awareness:


Educational Initiatives

Title IX Training for Student Development-August 14, 2014

Think About it-Online training for Students (August/September)

Relationships 101-August 23, 2014

Student Leader Bystander Training-September 2014, October 22, 2014

You are Not Alone Week-September 15-19, 2014

Laura Grey-Rosendale, Author of College Girl -October 9, 2014

Roundtable Discussion with Lieutenant Governor Candidate Kathy Hochul-October 21, 2014

Title IX Training for Athletics-October 24, 2014

Care Week-November 10-14, 2014

Enough is Enough