The Clery Act is a consumer protection law focused on providing transparency around campus policies and statistics. With the Clery Act as a guide, we strive to actively foster a safe campus for our students.
Campus Security and Crime Statistic Report
Choosing a postsecondary institution is a major decision for students and their families. Along with academic, financial and geographic considerations, the issue of campus safety is a vital concern. In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). This act required all postsecondary institution participating in HEA’s Title IV student financial assistance programs to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was amended in 1992, 1998, and 2000. The 1998 amendments renamed the law the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery, a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986. It is generally referred to as the Clery Act.
The 2020 Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Report is prepared to inform you of Isabella Graham Hart School of Nursing at the Rochester Regional Health Wegmans Learning Center campus crime statistics, security policies and steps that you can take to enhance your personal safety. Rochester Regional Health’s Isabella Graham Hart School of Nursing and RRH’s Safety and Security Department are committed to providing the highest level of professional service to the Riedman campus. The Department of Safety and Security is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment to learn, work and study. Within this booklet, you will be able to review crime statistics on this campus.
Rochester Regional Health Department of Safety and Security
The Department of Safety and Security employs 120+ uniformed men and women and provides 24/7 security coverage for the Five (5) Acute Care Hospitals and its system affiliates. The men and women who serve in the department are not Peace or Police Officers, however they are authorized to make citizen’s arrests when a crime has been committed in line with New York state laws. Members of the department work closely with the local Rochester and Irondequoit New York Police Departments.
The Department of Safety and Security provides services that include parking enforcement, investigations, lost and found, vehicles assistance (jump-starts, vehicle lock-outs, and vehicle escorts), ID management, physical security access, and video surveillance. The Department of Safety and Security Dispatch Center is staffed 24 hours a day. The Team monitors security and fire alarms and serves as a primary point of contact for campus services. Our 24-hour emergency phone number is 922-4300.
Preparing the Annual Security Report
The Department of Safety and Security, under the direction of the Rochester Regional Senior Director of Safety and Security, has the responsibility of gathering the data used to prepare the Annual Security Report. The data that is obtained from reports made to our Department on the Wegmans Center for Workforce Development Center, located at 1630 Portland Avenue. You may also view the Irondequoit Police Department’s website to see crime statistics for the general area, “google Irondequoit Police Department Crime Statistics”.
The Clery Act requires that crime data is collected reported and disseminated to the campus community and is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The act is intended to provide students and their families with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on our campus.
Campus Crime Statistics
In accordance with provisions of the Clery Act, the following data are presented to review crime activity both on campus and on streets adjacent to campus property.
On Campus Property
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and
Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
On Campus Student Housing
“Dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus” is a subset of the on-campus category. Institutions must disclose the total number of on-campus crimes, including those in dorms or other residential facilities for students on campus, and must also make a separate disclosure limited to the number of crimes occurring in student dorms or residential facilities on campus. As a subset, the number of crimes reported for dormitories or other residential facilities must be less than or equal to the number of reported crimes for the on-campus category.
Non-campus Building or Property
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
On Public Property
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
Campus Crime Statistics as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act
Rochester Regional Health
Office / Department responsible: RRH Department of Safety and Security (585) 922-4300.
Date Updated: Completed November, 2020
Crime Statistics and Definitions
The Campus Security Act also delineates what offenses/violations need to be reported. The section on campus crime statistics also includes arrests and disciplinary referrals made to campus authorities for alcohol, drugs and weapons possession which were in violation of State law.
As defined by the Clery Act, a disciplinary referral is an instance when a student is formally reported in writing to a university officer for possible sanction. The following offense definitions are excerpted from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook. The definitions of sex offenses are excerpted from the national incident-based reporting edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) definitions.
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful killing of one human being by another. Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Sex Offenses: any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
Incest: non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent (in New York State, the age of consent is seventeen).
Robbery: taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person(s) by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another to inflict severe or aggravated bodily injury. This is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce great bodily harm or death, although it is not necessary that injury result when a weapon is used.
Burglary: unlawful entry of a structure to commit a crime including, but not limited to, larceny, arson, sexual assault, criminal mischief, and all attempts to do so.
Motor Vehicle Theft: the taking (or attempt) or use of a motor vehicle by persons not having lawful access.
Arson: willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle, personal property of another, etc.
Drug Abuse Violations: violations of state and local laws related to possession, sale, use, growing or manufacturing of narcotic drugs, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
Liquor Law Violations: violations and attempted violations of laws or ordinances prohibiting manufacturing, selling, transporting, furnishing, or possessing intoxicating liquor including, but not limited to: maintaining unlawful drinking places; furnishing liquor to a minor or intoxicated person; and drinking on a common carrier.
Weapon Law Violations: violations of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as manufacture, sale or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Hate Crime: when a person is victimized intentionally because of her/his actual or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. Any reported hate crimes are included in this report.
New York State Penal Law Definitions: Rape and sexual assault, such as sexual abuse, constitute crimes. Such behavior is prohibited by the following sections of the New York State Penal Law:
A. 130.20 Sexual Misconduct is a Class A Misdemeanor. A person is guilty of sexual misconduct when:
B. 130.25 Rape in the Third Degree is a Class E Felony
C. 130.30 Rape in the Second Degree is a Class D Felony. A person is guilty of rape in the second degree when:
D. 130.35 Rape in the First Degree is a Class B Felony. A person is guilty of rape in the first degree when s/he engages in sexual intercourse with another person:
E. 130.40 Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree is a Class E Felony. A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the third degree when:
F. 130.45 Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree is a Class D Felony. A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the second degree when:
G. 130.50 Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree is a Class B Felony. A person is guilty of criminal sexual act in the first degree when s/he engages in oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct with another person:
Who is less than 13 years old and the act is committed by a person 18 years old or more.
H. 130.52 Forcible Touching is a Class A Misdemeanor. A person is guilty of forcible touching when such person intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly touches the sexual or intimate parts of another person for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor’s sexual desire.
For the purposes of this section, forcible touching includes squeezing, grabbing or pinching.
I. 130.53 Persistent Sexual Abuse is a Class E Felony. A person is guilty of persistent sexual abuse when s/he commits the crime of forcible touching, as defined in section 130.52 of this article, sexual abuse in the third degree, as defined in section 130.55 of this article, or sexual abuse in the second degree, as defined in section 130.60 of this article, and, within the previous 10-year period, has been convicted two or more times, in separate criminal transactions for which sentence was imposed on separate occasions, of forcible touching, as defined in section 130.52 of this article, sexual abuse in the third degree as defined in section 130.55 of this article, or sexual abuse in the second degree, as defined in section 130.60 of this article, or any offense defined in this article, of which the commission or attempted commission thereof is a felony.
J. 130.55 Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree is a Class B Misdemeanor. A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree when s/he subjects another person to sexual contact without the latter’s consent; except that in any prosecution under this section, it is an affirmative defense that (a) such other person’s lack of consent was due solely to incapacity to consent by reason of being less than 17 years old, and (b) such other person was more than 14 years old, and (c) the defendant was less than five years older than such other person.
K. 130.60 Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor. A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the second degree when s/he subjects another person to sexual contact and when such other person is:
L. 130.65 Sexual Abuse in the First Degree is a Class D Felony. A person is guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree when s/he subjects another person to sexual contact:
When the other person is less than 11 years old.
M. 130.65 Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the Fourth Degree is a Class E Felony. A person is guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree when:
N. 130.66 Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony.
O. 130.67 Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree is a Class C Felony.
Conduct performed for a valid medical purpose does not violate the provisions of this section.
P. 130.70 Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the First Degree is a Class B Felony.
Q. 130.90 Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance is a Class D Felony. A person is guilty of facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance when s/he:
R. Knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance or any preparation, compound, mixture or substance that requires a prescription to obtain and administers such substance or preparation, compound, mixture or substance that requires a prescription to obtain to another person without such person’s consent and with intent to commit against such person conduct constituting a felony defined in this article; and
S. Commits or attempts to commit such conduct constituting a felony defined in this article.
Possible Penalties for Sexual Assault Offenses
The New York State Penal Law provides for the following possible penalties for the various classifications of sexual assault offenses:
Class B Felony Imprisonment for 5 to 25 years
Class C Felony Imprisonment for 3 1/2 to 15 years
Class D Felony Imprisonment for 2 to 7 years
Class E Felony Imprisonment for 1 1/2 to 4 years
Class A Misdemeanor Imprisonment for up to 1 year
Class B Misdemeanor Imprisonment for up to 3 months
We are committed to providing equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities to students with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability and require IGHSPN to make reasonable accommodations for those otherwise qualified individuals who request accommodations. A reasonable accommodation is an auxiliary aid or modification that allows an individual to gain equal access and have equal opportunity to participate in curriculum, activities, services, and facilities. There is no requirement to provide accommodations that impose an undue burden or require a fundamental alteration in the curriculum or any essential elements or functions of training programs.
Step 1: Request Intake Meeting with ADA Coordinator. During the intake meeting (mandatory) student will discuss:
Step 2: Contact the Disability Services Office
All requests for accommodations should be made at least 14 days in advance of need.
The Disability Services Office reviews requests for academic accommodations related to students’ disabilities. Located at the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing, Room 130, our mission is to provide equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities to students with disabilities. We strive to foster an environment where all students are welcomed, valued, and respected.
To schedule an intake appointment with the ADA/504 Coordinator, please contact:
Students who would like to request academic accommodation due to a disability must comply with IGHSPN’s “Steps to Requesting Accommodations” guidance document. This includes (1) attending an intake meeting with the ADA/504 Coordinator; and (2) submitting disability documentation directly to ADA Coordinator. Documentation must include the Accommodation Request Form and the following:
Note that some diagnoses (e.g., learning disabilities, cognitive disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”), etc.) may require evaluative data. Please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator for specific required information for a particular diagnosis.
IGHSPN will then review all submitted documentation and inform the student about the final decision related to the student’s request for accommodations. In the event that a student’s request for accommodations is granted, the student will be informed of the specific accommodations that are approved.
The process noted above must also be used for accommodations requested for the ATI placement test. No accommodation for the placement test shall be provided that would compromise the security or integrity of the exam or require the testing institution or proctor to violate any of ATI’s test administration requirements
Confidentiality and Release of Information
IGHSPN will maintain the confidentiality of all student records and documentation related to a student’s disability pursuant to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Information related to a student’s disability may be disclosed only to IGHSPN employees who have a legitimate educational interest in knowing that information as part of the accommodation process, or as otherwise permitted by IGHSPN’s records policy and applicable law.
Services and accommodations are available to students with temporary disabilities to provide access to campus programs and activities. Temporary disabilities may be a result of an injury, surgery, or short-term medical condition. In order to receive accommodations the student is required to self-identify and accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Assistance cannot be provided for tasks of a personal nature such as scribing for homework or assisting with personal home-health care.
We have adopted the following internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504 or the ADA. Any person who believes she or he has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability may file a grievance under this procedure. We are prohibited from retaliating against anyone who files a grievance or cooperates in the investigation of a grievance.
We will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that disabled persons are provided other accommodations, if needed, to participate in this grievance process. Such arrangements may include, but are not limited to, providing interpreters for the deaf, providing taped cassettes of material for the blind, or assuring a barrier-free location for the proceedings. The Section 504 Coordinator will be responsible for such arrangements.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.
Your rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) include:
The school discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by IGHSPN in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of IGHSPN who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for IGHSPN.
FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student –
To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. ((§99.31(a)(7))
To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10))
Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§99.31(a)(13))
To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of §99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§99.31(a)(14))
To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
*Numbers cited are from education law.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain rights to students concerning the privacy of, and access to their education records. Students may choose to complete and submit this form to the program administrator thereby allowing the release of their education records to specified third parties. Please note that while this form authorizes IGH to release education records to third parties, it does not obligate IGH to do so. IGH reserves the right to review and respond to requests for release of education records on a case-‐by-‐case basis. For additional information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website.
Title IX, of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex - including sexual violence - in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment and acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 20 U.S.C § 1681.
Title IX applies to:
Sexual misconduct is a broad term encompassing all forms of gender-based harassment or discrimination and unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. The term includes sexual harassment, nonconsensual sexual contact, nonconsensual sexual intercourse, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, public indecency, interpersonal violence, sexual violence, and any other misconduct based on sex. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing’s (IGHSPN) policy not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on this basis. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of the manner in which it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, by actions, or electronically displayed or conveyed.
Behaviors & Examples of Behaviors Covered by IGHSPN’s Sexual Misconduct Policy
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can cause an individual to feel uncomfortable and can hinder his or her ability to function at either school or work. The legal definition of sexual harassment is broad: unwelcome sexually-oriented conduct, whether it is intended or not, that has the effect of creating a work or educational environment that is hostile, offensive, intimidating, or humiliating to another may constitute sexual harassment.
The following are some examples of conduct which, if unwelcome, may constitute sexual harassment, depending upon the totality of the circumstances, including the severity of the conduct and/or its pervasiveness:
Example: Jules is told unless she has sex with the Graduate Assistant, Jules will not get the internship requested.
Example: When Hayden asks the professor to stop rubbing Hayden’s shoulders, Hayden is told his grade is going to suffer.
Example: Carol continues to post sexually explicit photos in the online discussion board for a class and encourages other students to call for a good time. Students are offended and have reported this behavior to the online professor multiple times.
An act that deprives a member of the school community of his or her rights of access to campuses and facilities and of participation in education, services, programs, operations, employment, benefits or opportunities with the university on the basis of the person’s sex.
Example: Aaron was not offered a job on campus because Aaron was told they were looking for someone of a different sex.
Any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Sexual assault includes non-consensual sexual contact and non-consensual sexual intercourse.
Example: Terry and Kelli have sex often however, one night Kelli tells Terry no. Terry says Kelli has said yes multiple times before so Terry forces Kelli to have sexual intercourse.
Example: Jordan and Harper are both at a party. Harper agrees to dance with Jordan, while dancing Jordan slips a hand in Harpers shorts and begins to grope under the shorts.
Taking non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for the benefit of one’s self or a third party.
Example: Jesse sends a nude photo to a friend who promises it won’t be shared. Two days later Jesse learns the photo was posted on Instagram without Jesse’s permission.
A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her own safety or the safety of others or would cause that person to suffer substantial emotional distress.
Example: Jean broke up with Jamey weeks ago. However, Jamey continues to show up wherever Jean is and calls 20 to 30 times a day. Jean recently found a threatening note from Jamey stating that “Jean would be hurt if someone else replaced Jamey.”
Consent must be informed, voluntary, and mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time. There is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation, threat, or duress is used. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent. Silence or absence of resistance does not imply consent. Past consent to sexual activity with another person does not imply ongoing future consent with that person or consent to that same sexual activity with another person.
If a person is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired so that such person cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation, there is no consent; this impairment or incapacitation can be due to alcohol or drug consumption or to being asleep or unconscious.
An offense that meets the definition of domestic violence or dating violence.
Intimate-partner violence, also referred to as dating violence, domestic violence, and relationship violence, includes any act of violence or threatened act of violence or abuse against a person who is, or has been involved in, a sexual, dating, domestic, or other intimate relationship with an another person.
It may involve one act or an ongoing pattern of behavior. Intimate-partner violence may take the form of threats, assault, or violence or threat of violence to one's self, one's sexual or romantic partner, or to the family members or friends of the sexual or romantic partner.
Abuse or violence, or threat of abuse or violence, committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the Reporting Party, by a person with whom the Reporting Party shares a child in common, by a person with whom the Reporting Party is cohabitating (or has cohabitated) with a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the Reporting Party under the domestic or family violence laws of the State of Texas, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the State of Texas. Verbal abuse must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it adversely affects the victim’s education or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment which interferes with the student’s ability to realize the intended benefits of the University’s resources and opportunities.
Example: Sam and Jo live together. When Jo comes home late from work, Sam threatens to hit her each time. One time, when Jo came home from work, Sam pushed Jo against the wall and accused her of staying out late to see other people.
Abuse or violence, or threat of abuse or violence, committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the Reporting Party. The existence of such a relationship will be determined based on the type and length of the relationship and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. A casual acquaintanceship or ordinary socialization between two individuals does not constitute a romantic or intimate relationship. This definition does not include acts covered under domestic violence or family violence. Verbal abuse must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it adversely affects the victim’s education or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment which interferes with the student’s ability to realize the intended benefits of the University’s resources and opportunities.
Example: Bobbi and Kym have been seeing each other for a couple of weeks. Kym continues to ask to look through Bobbi’s phone. The last time Kym asked, Bobbi said no, Kym slapped Bobbi so Kym has complied since then.
While conversations with Title IX Coordinators are not confidential, they will handle any information that you provide with the utmost discretion and sensitivity and will share it with others only on a need-to- know basis. For example, Title IX Coordinators may need to share some information in order to implement interim measures.
Online: This report goes directly to the Title IX Coordinator and is seen only by a small group of Title IX Administrators. Please download the complaint file. To submit, send the completed complaint form to Tammy Stewart.
Mail/In-Person: You may download and print the form and hand in to the Title IX Coordinator.
You may speak directly to Tammy Stewart, Title IX Coordinator, at:
1630 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
For a full list of resources available to students in the Rochester area, visit: