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The Broad Scope

Title IX of the Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. The protection of Title IX also extend to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault or Violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities.


You can do many things to protect yourself from crime. Many crimes occur only because there was an opportunity for them to happen. For example, most crimes of burglary and theft are random, not calculated. They occur because a residence door or window is left unsecured or because car doors were left unlocked. Locking doors and windows, securing valuables in your car trunk are methods of reducing temptation and opportunity which can result in a thwarted burglary or theft.

Personal protection is also important. When walking, plan the safest and most well lit route. Be aware of your surroundings including persons, places and things.

Date/Acquaintance Rape

  1. Select your date with caution
  2. Have dates in public places
  3. Use alcohol sparingly
  4. Set your limits
  5. Never leave functions or events with a stranger or someone you just met
  6. Always let someone know where you are and check in with them

Stranger Rape

  1. Never walk alone after dark
  2. Walk in well-lit areas only
  3. Never hitchhike
  4. Have car keys in hand when approaching your car
  5. Keep car windows up and doors locked once inside
  6. Check back seat and floorboard before getting in car
  7. Park in well-lit areas
  8. Never pick up hitchhikers
  9. Raise hood if you have car trouble, then remain in your locked car
  10. Ask a stopped motorist to call police for you
  11. Don't stop to help stranded motorists
  12. Always close and lock your door once you enter your house
  13. Know who is at the door before opening it
  14. Never give your address or phone number to a stranger
  15. Be alert for suspicious people

Protective Measures Against Rape

  1. Be assertive - Say "NO!" firmly
  2. Be rude, if necessary
  3. Make noise, scream or honk your car horn
  4. Act crazy - threaten to throw up
  5. Make every effort to get away
  6. If all else fails, use physical resistance
  7. Fight to survive, never give up

Crime Victims

  1. Report the crime to police immediately
  2. Remain calm and try to remember the physical description of your attacker
  3. Try to recall the circumstances as they happened, in chronological order
  4. Seek medical help if injured or raped
  5. Don't change clothes or wash clothes as they may contain crucial DNA evidence
  6. Never bathe after a sexual assault
  7. Don't disturb anything in the area where the assault or crime occurred

Remember, you can take steps to protect yourself from being the victim of a crime, educate yourself, protect yourself, and report all criminal activity or suspected criminal activity to Public Safety or local law enforcement.

Contact the Department of Public Safety for information on available educational programs that promote the awareness of rape, date rape, and other sex-related offenses.

“Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by e-mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. - Such a report may be made at any time, including during non-business hours, by using the telephone number or e-mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.”

US Department of Education

For questions or to report an incident, please contact:

David Burdick | Title IX Coordinator | Department of Public Safety | (607) 962-9328 | dburdic4@corning-cc.edu

Stacy Ward | Deputy Title IX Coordinator | Human Resources | (607) 962-9444 | sward11@corning-cc.edu

The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day if you need to file a report. Officers are trained to assist people who have questions regarding Title IX or who wish to file an initial report. They can be reached at (607) 962-9000 or by email at publicsafety@corning-cc.edu

There are also resources and information regarding sexual violence through SUNY SAVR (Sexual Assault & Violence Response).

A sexual assault can also be reported to local or state law enforcement by calling 911.

Click here for Informal Resolution information

The State University of New York and Corning Community College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College/University-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment. All victims/survivors of these crimes and violations, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction, have the following rights, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, or while studying abroad:

All students have the right to ...

  • Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
  • Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault treated seriously;
  • Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or violation and participate in the complaint or student conduct process and/or criminal justice process free from pressures from the institution;
  • Participate in a process that is fair, impartial, and provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
  • Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair, and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
  • Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault when these crimes and violations are committed, or should have acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
  • Describe the incident to as few institutional representatives as practicable and not to be required to unnecessarily repeat a description of the incident;
  • Be free from retaliation by the institution, the accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family, and acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
  • Access to at least one level of appeal of a determination;
  • Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise a reporting individual, accused, or respondent throughout the complaint or conduct process including during all meetings and hearings related to such process;
  • Exercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by the investigative, criminal justice, or complaint or conduct process of the College.

Please follow this link for more information regarding determining relevance.

  • Individuals who are confidential resources will not report crimes to law enforcement or College officials without your permission, except for extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency. At Corning Community College, this includes:

    Off-campus options to disclose sexual violence confidentially include: (note that these outside options do not provide any information to the campus):

    • Off-campus counselors and advocates. Crisis services offices will generally maintain confidentiality unless you request disclosure and sign a consent or waiver form. More information on an agency’s policies on confidentiality may be obtained directly from the agency.

      • Survivor Support Services
        Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
        35 West William Street
        Corning, NY 14830

      • Katherine Shelton, Advocacy Specialist

      • 24 Hour Hotline: 1-866-307-4086

    • Student Assistance Program
      A free, confidential counseling and resource referral service for students is available through Clinical Associates.  You can contact by phone at (607) 936-1771 or email sap@clinicalassoc.org.  The SAP offices are located in the Commons Rooms 127 & 128.
    • Off-campus healthcare providers
      • Note that medical office and insurance billing practices may reveal information to the insurance policyholder, including medication and/or examinations paid for or administered. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency compensation. More information may be found by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: https://ovs.ny.gov/help-crime-victims.

    Note that even individuals who can typically maintain confidentiality are subject to exceptions under the law, including when an individual is a threat to him or herself or others and the mandatory reporting of child abuse.

  • The New York State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline allows individuals to talk to an advocate and receive immediate crisis reporting counseling.  The hotline can be contacted;
    • By phone - 800-942-6906
    • By text - 844-997-2121, or,
    • Live chat at opdv.ny.gov
      • All conversations are confidential, secure and available 24/7 in most languages. 
If you would like to file a report regarding discrimination or harassment, you can find the reporting form here. Please note that this form should not be used in an emergency or if you require immediate assistance. You should call 911 or the Department of Public Safety at (607) 962-9000 for immediate assistance.

Click here for the CCC Title IX policy.

Click here for the Title IX Grievance Policy

Click here for information regarding decorum.

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Section 106.45(b) of the 2020 Final Title IX Rules require the sharing of “[a]ll materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process. A recipient must make these training materials publicly available on its website, or if the recipient does not maintain a website the recipient must make these materials available upon request for inspection by members of the public.”

For the purposes of compliance with section 106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, SUNY includes all training materials created by the Student Conduct Institute for their member institutions to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process in Title IX compliance and practices as of 8-14-20. Please find all training materials here.