Title IX Information
Onondaga Community College is committed to fostering a campus community where individuals are treated with dignity and where allegations of sexual violence, domestic or dating violence, sexual harassment, and stalking are treated seriously and timely resolved. The College offers options, resource referral, support, and assistance to community members targeted by these acts so that they may continue to participate in campus programs and activities. The College also offers assistance with referral to public law enforcement and campus conduct processes.
Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Onondaga Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Any questions concerning Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator:
Vice President, Human Resources
Civil Rights Compliance Office
Onondaga Community College
J. Stanley Coyne, JSC100D
4585 W. Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215
or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
Pregnant or Parenting Student Questions
Questions related to pregnant or parenting students should be directed to Nancy Carr at [email protected], (315) 498-2834 or Coulter Hall 104, C104, 4585 West Seneca Tpke. Syracuse, NY 13215.
The College publishes procedures for reporting incidents of sexual violence and other violations of College policy. See:
- Students' Bill of Rights
- Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual and Interpersonal Violence
- Policy D6
- Campus Safety and Security Report
- Student Conduct Policy N5
- Student Conduct Procedures
- SUNY Violence Response Resources
- Policy C8
- Campus Climate Inventory - Students
- Campus Climate Inventory - Employees
- Title IX Grievance Policy D22
Campus Safety and Security, student conduct, and employee conduct reporting procedures specifically apply to all allegations falling within Title IX. Retaliation against any person who makes or declines to make a report of sexual violence is strictly prohibited.
Members of the College community may contact the Title IX Coordinator at any time for assistance in accessing campus processes or resources, to discuss and obtain interim measures that may help targeted individual(s) to resume their usual activities at the College; and/or to file a grievance concerning the application of College policies or procedures to a Title IX concern. Any Title IX grievance must be:
- Submitted in writing;
- Provide the name, address, and contact information of the person submitting the grievance;
- Describe the facts alleged to have occurred;
- State the College policies or procedures alleged to have been misapplied; and,
- Identify any additional facts or circumstances relevant to the matter, including contact information, if known, for any other involved parties.
The Title IX Coordinator will consult as necessary with the involved offices or individuals; apply a “preponderance of the evidence” (more likely than not) standard to determine the appropriate resolution of the grievance; and, inform the involved parties of the outcome reached and any follow up actions to be taken.
Title IX Resources
- Onondaga Community College Campus Safety & Security Department
Service & Maintenance Building
315-498-2478 (Non-emergency, general safety questions)
- Counseling Center
Gordon Student Center Room 230
Free and confidential
- Bridget Scholl, Vice President Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Compliance Officer
Coyne Hall Room 100
- Scott Schuhert, DBH, Dean of Students
Gordon Student Center Room 220F
- Call 911 - for immediate access to police and emergency medical care
- Vera House
723 James St, Syracuse
24-hour line for sexual abuse/assault victims - 315-468-3260
Provides shelter services and counseling support for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. Also will provide referrals to emergency rooms and health care services for examinations of sexual assaults.
- Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Abused Person’s Unit
You can call this number for victim assistance without having made a formal police report with any agency.
- SUNY Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resources
- NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline
- Onondaga County District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program
- Dorothy Day House Women’s Shelter
- Help People (Employee Assistant Program, Employees only)
315-470-7447 or 1-800-777-6110
confidential and free call for links to services
The College maintains inclusive restrooms on the first, second, and third floors of Mawhinney Hall and in the Otis Suite, SRC Arena and Events Center.