Community Standards

Title IX Statement, Title IX Coordinator & Deputy Coordinator

Sex Discrimination, Relationship Violence, Harassment, and Assault: Union College's Title IX Coordinator

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.

Trish Williams

Senior Associate Dean of Students and Interim Title IX Coordinator

Reamer Campus Center 306
Phone: (518) 388-6116 or (518) 388-6061
Email: Titleix@union.edu

Contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct or to notify the College of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator can provide information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct. Individuals are welcome to ask questions about the College’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, seek information or training about student, staff, and faculty rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

Christopher Hayen

Director of Campus Safety and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Phone: (518) 388-6911
Email: hayenc@union.edu

If you have a complaint regarding sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct (including sexual assault), or retaliation, you may contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator who will facilitate the handling of the complaint in conjunction with the Title IX Coordinator.

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 the Senior Associate Director of the Athletic Department who will facilitate the handling of the complaint or, the Title IX Coordinator.

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

Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Athletics

Phone: (518) 388-6433
Email: littlej@union.edu