Title IX Awareness
The Graduate Center seeks to create and maintain a safe environment in which all members of our campus community students, faculty, and staff can learn and work free from fear of sexual assault and other forms of violence. The City University of New York and the Graduate Center prohibit gender-based harassment of any kind, by students, faculty, and staff. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that may include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Harassing conduct, also implicated by sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence, or stalking on any CUNY campus, creates a “hostile environment” which, when sufficiently severe or pervasive, may limit or interfere with a student’s ability to participate in educational activities, or an employee’s ability to perform his or her job.
Click here for CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct. To view videos about policy highlights, getting involved and consent go to:
If you experience or observe any of the following at the Graduate Center (or on any CUNY campus):
- sexual assault or violence (if you are the recent victim of sexual assault, click here);
- unwelcome sexual advances;
- requests for sexual favors;
- other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
- harassing conduct due to gender, gender identity, or gender orientation;
- dating or domestic violence;
- physical, cyber, or electronic stalking; and/or
- unwanted physical conduct of any sort;
contact one of the following Graduate Center officials (or respective CUNY campus representative, listed under “Title IX Coordinators” below) immediately. The Graduate Center will initiate an investigation and take prompt steps to end the harassment.
Graduate Center Title IX Coordinator
Edith Rivera, Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7301
Graduate Center Public Safety
John Flaherty, Director of Public Safety
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9117
Graduate Center Student Affairs
Matthew Schoengood, Vice President for Student Affairs
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7301
Graduate Center Office of Human Resources
David Boxill, Executive Director of Human Resources
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 8403
When an assault occurs off campus, call 911 or go to the local NYPD precinct.
The Graduate Center offers services such as medical care and counseling; changes to work assignments, academic programs, or residential housing arrangements; and security escorts. Public Safety can assist you in filing a report with the NYPD. Every effort will be made to limit shared information only to those who need to investigate the situation and provide the assistance you need. Should you wish to speak to someone confidentially, please call Dr. Robert Hatcher, Director of the Wellness Center, at 212-817-7020.