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Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

V. Duties of Title IX Coordinator & Designation of Deputy Coordinators

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and coordinating the University’s response to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination and is informed of all Title IX complaints throughout the University. The Coordinator collects all data for all of the University’s Title IX complaints in order to monitor the timeliness of the process, outcomes, identify and address any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints, and assess effects on the campus climate.

The Department of Public Safety conducts investigations when anyone may be in violation of this Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. This includes complaints brought by students, faculty, staff or third parties against a faculty member, staff member or third party. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures process where a staff member, faculty member, or third party may be found responsible for violating this policy.

The Department of Public Safety conducts investigations for all Title IX cases involving complaints by students against other students. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator or the Dean of Students for the campus where the respondent is enrolled conducts the student conduct process and, if necessary, imposes student conduct sanctions for students found in violation of these policies. The Division of Student Affairs oversees the student conduct process in those cases in which a student is alleged to be in violation of this Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures and is responsible for record keeping in these matters.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator and the Deans of Students listed below are responsible for coordinating the student conduct process and ensuring that student complaints against other students are handled properly. Should you have any questions about the specific office or staff member with whom you should speak about sexual misconduct, please contact one of the offices below or the Department of Public Safety and you will be referred to the proper office or staff member.

If you are a student enrolled at the Rose Hill Campus or the Calder Center, contact:
Christopher Rodgers, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Rose Hill
McGinley Campus Center 242
(718) 817-4755
deanrodgers@fordham.edu

If you are a student enrolled at the Lincoln Center or Westchester Campuses, contact:
Keith Eldredge, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Lincoln Center
140 W62 Building, G33
(212) 636-6250
eldredge@fordham.edu

If you are a student enrolled at any campus, contact:
Michele C. Burris, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Keating Hall 100
(718) 817-4750
mburris@fordham.edu

If an incident happens off-campus or overseas during a Fordham study abroad, academic, or service program off-campus or abroad during a Fordham sponsored activity, contact the person who is leading the Fordham led-program and/or Public Safety at (718) 817-2222. You may also file an online complaint through Fordham’s Department of Public Safety and the Student, Faculty or Employee Tab of My.Fordham.edu.

The person who is leading the Fordham travel program is required to report information learned about an incident to Public Safety.

Members of the University community may also refer to the student brochure Campus Assault and Relationship Education (CARE) for detailed information on what steps to take to protect oneself and others from all forms of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, rape / sexual abuse, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation or other sexual misconduct before it happens, or in the aftermath of an incident.