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Student's rights for violations of the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy (including same-sex based misconduct)

A student victim or reporting individual of a gender-based misconduct incident where a student is accused of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual activity that may otherwise violate the code has the right to the following:

  1. Reasonable changes to the academic and living situations
  2. Referrals to counseling, receive contact information about existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance, and other services available both on campus and in the community
  3. Assistance in notifying law enforcement
  4. Obtain or enforce a no contact directive or restraining order
  5. Same opportunity as accused to have others present at disciplinary hearing
  6. Unconditional notification of outcomes of hearing, sanctions and terms of sanctions in place
  7. Opportunities and assistance to speak (or choose not to speak) to anyone regarding the outcome
  8. Name and identifying information kept confidential (FERPA)

In addition, all students have the right to:

  1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police.
  2. Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously.
  3. Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution.
  4. Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.
  5. Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available.
  6. Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations.
  7. Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident.
  8. Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and acquaintances with the jurisdiction of the institution
  9. Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination.
  10. Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused or respondent through the conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process.
  11. Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or conduct process of the institution.

Student Resources for Gender-Based Misconduct

Title IX of the Educations Act of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including Gender-Based Misconduct. NYIT has a team of Title IX Coordinators who oversee compliance by the NYIT community, including investigations and disciplinary proceedings arising out of Gender-Based Misconduct complaints, and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. The Title IX team members listed below are available to meet with students as needed. If a student feels that they are a victim of Gender-Based Misconduct, they should take their complaint to the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Housing Life, or the Department of Athletics.

a. Title IX Coordinator

NYIT's Title IX Coordinator is Cheryl Monticciolo; her responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX compliance and providing leadership to the Title IX support staff.

Cheryl Monticciolo
Director, Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
President's Office
Tower House, Room 106
Old Westbury, NY 11568

b. Deputy Title IX Coordinators

NYIT's deputy Title IX coordinators serve as the primary Title IX coordinators for students:

Gabrielle St. Léger, Ed.D.
Dean of Students, NYIT-Old Westbury
Student Activities Center, Room 208
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Ann Marie Klotz
Dean of Students, NYIT-Manhattan
26 West 61st Street, Room 105
New York, NY 11568

Mary Ann Achtziger
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
Serota Hall, Room 213
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Gail Wasmus
Assistant to the Athletic Director/Volleyball Coach/Senior Women's Administrator
Sports Complex, Room 104
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Other Student Resources Re: Issues Related to Gender-Based Misconduct

a. The Office of Campus Security

The Office of Campus Security is responsible for the safety and security of students, staff and faculty members, and property. Service is provided campus-wide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the Old Westbury and Central Islip locations. Security is provided at the Manhattan campus whenever the buildings are open. All security guards are trained in emergency response procedures (fire, bomb threat, and medical emergencies).

In an emergency, call 911 first. Then call Campus Security at:

  • Old Westbury – 516.686.7789
  • Manhattan – 212.261.1536
  • Central Islip – 631.348.3333
b. Counseling and Wellness Services at NYIT

Coordinates student mental health, disability, immunization, and health insurance services. Our staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses, with information about specific services and programs.

Old Westbury
Student Activities Center, 3rd Floor
26 W. 61st Street, Mezzanine Level