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. CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct is the sole policy at CUNY addressing sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence and is applicable at all colleges and units at the University. The CUNY community should also be aware of the following policies that apply to other forms of sex discrimination, as well as to other types of workplace violence and domestic violence that affect the workplace. Click here to view CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
CUNY wants all victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic and intimate partner violence to know that the University has professionals and law enforcement officers who are trained in the field to assist student-victims in obtaining help, including immediate medical care, counseling and other essential services. If the alleged perpetrator is also a member of the CUNY community, the college will take prompt action to investigate, and where appropriate, to discipline and sanction the alleged perpetrator. CUNY urges all victims to seek immediate help in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this policy with the assurance that all information received from a complaint will be handled as confidentially as possible.
In order to eliminate sexual assaults and other forms of violence perpetrated against students, and to create a safe college community, it is critical to provide an appropriate prevention education program and have trained professionals to provide vital supportive services.
Several staff members are available to answer questions and to give advice concerning informal complaints and the formal grievance procedure concerning allegations of any sexual harassment or assaults. Information and advice may be requested anonymously. Inquiries may be informal and are always kept confidential. To seek assistance in cases of sexual harassment or sexual assault call:
Silvia Montalban, The Title IX Coordinator and Sexual Harassment Panel Coordinator
Michael Martinez-Sachs, Dean of Students (for student complaints)
Raj Singh, Interim Associate VP for Administration (for faculty and staff complaints)
Michael Lederhandler, Interim Director of the Department of Public Safety
These administrators will help you directly as well as offer to you the services of professional college counselors.