Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities and employment practices. Title IX’s protections cover all Manhattan College programs and activities, both on and off campus, including all academic programs, admissions, athletics, recruitment, financial aid, housing and employment. Title IX does not just apply to athletics. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, unwelcomed sexual advances or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. The College’s Title IX protections apply to student, staff, and employee conduct as well as the conduct of College visitors, guests, and those having business with the College.

Manhattan College is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational programs and equal employment without regard to an individual's sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Students, employees, applicants and other members of the Manhattan College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) shall not be subject to discrimination or harassment prohibited by law or otherwise treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. This includes, without limitation, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. Similarly, the College will not tolerate harassing, violent, intimidating or discriminatory conduct by its students, employees or any other member of or visitor to the College community.

The College expects every individual who has been treated in a discriminatory or harassing manner, or who has witnessed or learned of discrimination or harassment, to report it promptly to the Title IX Coordinator or another College staff member listed below.

Manhattan College will not tolerate retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or who participates in a review of a report of misconduct. The College will fully investigate allegations of discrimination, harassment, misconduct, and retaliation and will impose disciplinary measures as may be appropriate.

This College policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment.  These laws include Title IX (prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on sex), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Administrative Code. These laws and the College prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Who to Contact on Campus

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to:

Vicki Cowan: Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, Director of Human Resources, and ADA Coordinator for Faculty, Staff and Administration
305 Memorial Hall
718-862-7392
vicki.cowan@manhattan.edu

Anne Vaccaro: Director Specialized Resource Center/ADA Coordinator for Students
304A Miguel Hall
718-862-7409
anne.vaccaro@manhattan.edu   

Note – Please see Anne Vaccaro for student ADA issues only.

Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500
646-428-3800
OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Below is College staff available to assist students, faculty, staff and other members of the College community who think they have experienced or witnessed any of the conduct discussed above:

Vicki Cowan: Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Coordinator
305 Memorial Hall
718-862-7392
vicki.cowan@manhattan.edu

Michael Carey: Dean of Students, Sr. Deputy Coordinator for Student Affairs, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
718-862-7999
Thomas Hall, 5th Floor
michael.carey@manhattan.edu

Marilyn Carter: Director of HEOP, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - HEOP, Special Resource Center, Career Services and Academic Success
718-862-7958
301D Miguel Hall
marilyn.carter@manhattan.edu

Juan Cerezo: Director of Public Safety, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety and Physical Plant
718-862-7938
Jasper Hall, 1st Floor
juan.cerezo@manhattan.edu

Dianna Cruz: Assistant Dean of the School of Arts, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Academic Advisement
718-862-7956
210 Miguel Hall

dianna.cruz@manhattan.edu

Robert DeRosa: Associate Director of Public Safety, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety and Physical Plant
718-862-7379
Jasper Hall, 1st Floor
robert.derosa@manhattan.edu

David Erosa: Assistant Director of Public Safety, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety and Physical Plant
718-862-7328
Jasper Hall, 1st Floor
david.erosa@manhattan.edu

Barbara Fabe: Vice President for Human Resources, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Senior Administration and Administrative Personnel
718-862-7922
305 Memorial Hall

barbara.fabe@manhattan.edu

Deborah Gregory: Assistant Athletic Director/Business Manager/Senior Woman Administrator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator- Athletics
718-862-7233
500
Draddy Gym
deborah.gregory@manhattan.edu

Shawn Ladda: Professor of Kinesiology, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Academics and O’Malley Library
718-862-7811
Alumni Hall, 2nd Floor 
shawn.ladda@manhattan.edu

Kathleen Muskopf: Director of Principal Gifts, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - College Advancement, Registrar and Finance
718-862-7434
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
kathleen.muskopf@manhattan.edu

Dana Rose: Director of Admissions, Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
718-862-7910
O’Malley Library, 6th Floor
dana.rose@manhattan.edu

Andrew Weingarten: Interim Director of Residence Life, Deputy Title IX Coordinator – Residence Life
718-862-7438
Thomas Hall, 5th Floor
andrew.weingarten@manhattan.edu

Resources for Victims/Targets of Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Harassment:

College Chaplain, Fr. George H. Hill
718-862-7972
Miguel Hall, 1st Floor

george.hill@manhattan.edu           

College Counseling Center
718-862-7394
Miguel Hall, 5th Floor

Student Health Center
718-862-7217
104 Alumni Hall 

RAPE Crisis Hotline
914-345-9111

Safe Horizon’s Rape, Sexual Assault, and Incest Hotline
212-227-3000      

New York City Police Department 50th Precinct
718-543-5700
3450 Kingsbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463