Sexual - Title IX

Sexual Assault Support - 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

Dr. Melissa Kelley
403E Reamer Campus Center
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone: 518-388-6865
Email: kelleym2@union.edu

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
Email: littlej@union.edu
Voice Mail: 518-388-6433

For Complaints Against Union Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinators are located throughout the College to assist students that may have an inquiry or complaint related to sexual discrimination, sexual harassment (including stalking), sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), or retaliation; you may contact any of the following officials listed for assistance:

Jason Benitez
Director of Multicultural Affairs/Campus Diversity
Reamer Campus Center, 
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308-3103
Phone:  518-388-6030
Email:  benitezj@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
Email:  staceyc@union.edu
Voice Mail:  518-388-6487