Union College Title IX Coordinators

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“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.”
--Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX) 


Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.

While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Union College. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Union, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

 

Title IX Coordinator

 
Gretchel Hathaway
Senior Director Campus Diversity and Affirmative Action
Armand V. & Donald S. Feigenbaum Hall
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-8327
E-Mail: hathawag@union.edu

http://www.union.edu/offices/diversity/staff/

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at Union College including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, administrative staff, and hourly staff.
Additionally, if you have a complaint against a Union College faculty member, administrator, staff member, or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


Title IX Deputy Coordinators

For Complaints Related to Athletics Against or By Union Students and Employees
If you have a complaint against a Union College student, coach, athletics’ administrator, or visiting student athlete, coach, or athletics personnel, or visiting spectator for sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct (including sexual assault), or retaliation, you may contact Senior Associate Director of the Athletic Department who will facilitate the handling of the complaint, the Title IX Coordinator, or one of the other Deputy Coordinators listed below.

Gender Equity in Athletics
If you have a complaint about gender equity in Union College athletics programs, you should contact the Senior Associate Director of the Athletic Department who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity in Union College athletics programs. 

Joanne Little
Senior Associate Director
Athletic Department
Alumni Gym
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6433
E-Mail: littlej@union.edu
Voice Mail: 518-388-6433

 

For Complaints Against Union Students
If you have an inquiry or complaint against a Union College student for sexual discrimination, sexual harassment (including stalking), sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), or retaliation; you may contact any of the following officials listed:

Jason Benitez
Director of Multicultural Affairs/Campus Diversity
Reamer Campus Center, 
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6030
E-Mail:  benitezj@union.edu

A.J. Place
Assistant Director
Residential Life
Reamer Campus Center
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6117
E-Mail:  placea@union.edu

Callie Stacey
Director of Operations
Dining Services-Office
Reamer Campus Center 202
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6050
E-Mail:  staceyc@union.edu
Voice Mail:  518-388-6487

Joanne Little
Senior Associate Director
Athletic Department
Alumni Gym
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6433
E-Mail: littlej@union.edu
Voice Mail: 518-388-6433