Title IX

Mercy College Title IX

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable law and policy, Mercy University prohibits sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. Specifically, no person 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 of the University. Conduct prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic/dating violence, and discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who, in good faith, file a complaint or otherwise assert their rights under Title IX.

Title IX & Other Discrimination Reporting Forms

Title IX and Other Discrimination Reporting Form for Students

If you are a student who wishes to file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct, click on the below link for the online complaint form. Once this form is received, the Director of Title IX & Equity Compliance will contact you to discuss supportive measures and next steps. You may also file this report anonymously.

If you need immediate, emergency care call 911 or Campus Safety at (914) 674-9999. If you have questions about filing a complaint contact the Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance at titleix.equity@yilishabai66.com or (914) 674-7842.
Student Reporting Form

Title IX and Other Discrimination Reporting Form for Employees or Other Non-Students

If you are an employee (staff or faculty), contractor, visitor, or other non-student who wishes to file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct, click on the below link for the online complaint form. Once this form is received, the Director of Title IX & Equity Compliance will contact you to discuss supportive measures and next steps. You may also file this report anonymously.

If you need immediate, emergency care, call 911 or Campus Safety at (914) 674-9999.  If you have questions about filing a complaint, contact the Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance at titleix.equity@yilishabai66.com or (914) 674-7842.
Employee/Other Non-Student Reporting Form

Counseling Center

Title IX Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Information

Sexual violence is a term with a specific legal connotation. It encompasses a broad range of behavior that includes all forms of sexual misconduct and sexual violence. Sexual violence refers to sexual acts committed against a person’s will, or where the person is incapable of giving consent because of incapacitation, unconsciousness, or any circumstance rendering one unaware that sexual activity is occurring. Under this policy, sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, cyber-stalking, bullying, cyber-bullying, domestic violence, dating violence, sex discrimination, and retaliation.

We encourage all members of our campus community to seek support for and report all sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination directly to the Mercy University Director of Title IX & Equity Compliance or the Mercy University Office of Campus Safety (see contact information below).

The Mercy University Policy on Sexual Misconduct contains useful information related to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including an extensive list of resources both on and off campus (see Appendix B to the policy). Also included in the policy is the Student Bill of Rights (see Appendix A to the Policy).


Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance

The Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance at Mercy University is responsible for overseeing the University's Title IX efforts including:

  • Coordination of the University's efforts to comply with Title IX as well as New York State and other laws.
  • Oversight of university-wide education, training, and outreach programming related to sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Coordinating the University's investigation of complaints pursuant to Title IX including sexual harassment and misconduct.
  • Assisting students and employees in accessing supportive measures and services, on and off campus, including counseling services, medical care, and legal assistance.
  • Directing students and employees to confidential resources both on and off campus.
  • Providing guidance and answering questions related to Mercy University policies and procedures related to sexual harassment and misconduct.
  • Conducting campus-wide climate assessments at least every two years to further enhance educational and support services related to Title IX.

Contact

Elizabeth Fanelli
Director, Title IX and Equity Compliance
Mercy University
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

TitleIX.Equity@yilishabai66.com
(914) 674-7842

Training Materials

Materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and others involved in Title IX investigations and hearings are available on the SUNY Student Conduct Institution website.

SUNY Student Conduct Institute

Campus Climate Survey

In compliance with New York State Education Law Amendment 129-B, Mercy University conducts a climate survey every two years, collecting information from students related to sexual misconduct prevention and response. The most recent survey was distributed in November 2021. The results of the survey are available below (129-B Survey Results 2021) and a summary of the results with suggested action steps is available below (129-B 2021 Survey Summary).