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Most employees at Genesee Community College are required to report information they encounter that could be considered sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or any other sex-based discrimination regardless of when or where the behavior occurred.
If you are someone whom a student could reasonably believe has the authority or duty to take action you are considered a “responsible employee” by law, and are required to report the information to one of the individuals listed below. In other words, if a student comes to you seeking help or advice, you are most likely a responsible employee.
It is not your role as a responsible employee to evaluate whether the reported or observed behavior meets the legal definition of sexual harassment. If the reported or observed behavior seems inappropriate, report it immediately. Don't wait or analyze the situation; just report the misconduct and let the school evaluate.
The few exceptions to this include employees operating under separate licensure, or with the privilege of confidentiality, such as mental health counselors operating under their license at the time of the disclosure.
While the safety of the individual and their desire for potential action will guide which office an employee chooses to contact, at least one of the following officials MUST be notified:
- Title IX Coordinator
Christa M. Aldrich, Executive Director of Human Resources / Title IX CoordinatorGenesee Community CollegeOffice of Human ResourcesOne College Road, C112Batavia, NY 14020-9704585-343-0055 ext. 6514
- Dean of Students
Patricia Chaya, Dean of StudentsGenesee Community CollegeOne College Road, C211Batavia, NY 14020-9704585-343-0055 ext. 6219
- Campus Safety
Stephen Wise, Director of Campus SafetyGenesee Community CollegeOne College Road, B111Batavia, NY 14020-9704585-343-0055 ext. 6847
For emergencies dial ext. 6500 or 9-1-1 from any campus phone, 585-345-6500 from your cell phone