Title IX

Introduction

RIT's new Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment for Faculty, Staff, and Students (Policy C.27) is now in effect and available for review here. You may find full the notice about the new Title IX Regulations here.

The RIT Title IX Staff is now available during business hours in Eastman Hall on the 6th Floor.

  • Stacy DeRooy - Room 6046 Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Catherine Farina - Room 6039 Thursday
  • Darci Lane-Williams - Room 6045 Friday

You may file a report online contact us by email or phone (585) 475-7158.

If you have an emergency please contact RIT Public Safety at (585) 474-3333 or text (585) 205-8533.

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RIT will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment, admission, and participation in programs or residential life. The policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on campus, or at any RIT activities off campus, by its administrators, faculty, staff, students and student organizations, and external organizations and individuals in their operations with RIT.

All students, faculty, and staff are protected under Title IX and have the right to file an internal complaint if you or someone you know at RIT has experienced any of the following prohibited behaviors:

  • Sexual Misconduct (including sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking)
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Retaliation 

You can find definitions of the above terms in the D19.0 Student Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy.

The Title IX Coordinator has overall responsibility for the university's institutional compliance with Title IX.

Title IX Team

Stacy DeRooy

As the Title IX Coordinator and Director, Stacy is responsible for overseeing the university’s compliance with Title IX, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and related reporting and disclosure laws concerning campus safety.  

Stacy DeRooy
Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance
Compliance and Ethics
Finance and Administration
585-475-7158
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Catherine Farina

As the Title IX Investigator, Catherine conducts investigations of sex discrimination claims made against any employee of the university. Catherine serves as the point of contact between Public Safety, Student Conduct, and Human Resources for Title IX investigations.

Catherine Farina
Title IX Investigator/Compliance Coordinator
Compliance and Ethics
Finance and Administration
585-475-2297
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Darci Lane

Darci is the Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for ensuring the Title IX processes are followed including compliance with all laws and policies related to sex and gender based harassment and discrimination.  Darci collaborates with various campus partners to deliver training and serves as a resource and subject matter expert for the RIT community. To ensure equity in the Title IX process, Darci works with all parties involved in any cases or situations of concern.

Darci Lane
Assistant Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance
Compliance and Ethics
Finance and Administration
585-475-7383
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James Macchiano

James provides Title IX support for the RIT community as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and can help explain the options, processes and answer any questions you may have.  He is also available to provide educational workshops/programming on various Title IX topics.

James Macchiano
Director of Multicultural Center for Academic Success
Multicultural Center for Academic Success
Diversity and Inclusion
585-475-2290
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Amy Stornello

Amy provides Title IX support for the Deaf/Hard of hearing community as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and can help explain the options, processes and answer any questions you may have. She is also available to provide educational workshops/programming on various Title IX topics.

Amy Stornello
Director of Summer Vestibule Program
First Year Experience
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
585-391-9990VideoPhone
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Lana Verschage

Lana provides Title IX support for the RIT community as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator and can help explain the options, processes and answer any questions you may have. She is also available to provide educational workshops/programming on various Title IX topics.

Lana Verschage
Director of Women in Computing
Dean’s Office (GCCIS)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
585-475-7155
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Helpful Resources

If you need additional assistance,  but aren't sure where to go please visit the webpages below for on and off-campus resources:

RIT Student Affairs: Counseling and Psychological Services

RIT Student Affairs: CARES

RAINN

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Willow Domestic Violence Center

Deaf IGNITE

Enough is Enough Law

Please check back soon for more information on the Enough is Enough Law - NYS Law 129b.