If faculty believe there is a risk to their safety or the safety of others, they should immediately call Public Safety at 585-292-2911.
If faculty are concerned about the well-being of a student, they should consult their department chair, and if appropriate, report the concern through the BIR form. Faculty should expect communication from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities within one business day.
Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, "responsible employees," including faculty members, must report incidents of sexual harassment and/or sexual violence to the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Glasgow; Assistant Title IX Coordinator, Melissa Fingar, Esq.; or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator. The College is obligated to address sexual harassment and sexual violence about which a responsible employee knew or should have known.
When reporting to the Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Title IX Coordinator, or a Title IX Deputy Coordinator, the faculty member should include all relevant details. This includes the names of the accused individual (if known), the reporting individual, other individuals involved, as well as relevant facts, including the date, time, and location of the incident(s).
Before a student reveals information that he or she may wish to keep confidential, the faculty member should make every effort to ensure that the student understands:
- the faculty member's obligation to report the names of the accused individual and the reporting individual, as well as relevant facts to the Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Title IX Coordinator, or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator;
- the student's option to request that the College maintain his or her confidentiality, which the College will consider; and
- the student's ability to share the information confidentially with Counseling Services (585-292-2140), file an anonymous report or by contacting the Silent Witness Hotline at 585-292-3636.
(If the student wishes to confidentially disclose the incident and obtain services off-campus, available disclosure and assistance resources can be found at https://www.monroecc.edu/go/titleix.) If the student requests confidentiality, the Title IX Coordinator will make every effort to respect this request and will evaluate the confidentiality request in the context of the College’s responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students.
At the first instance of a disclosure by a reporting individual, the following information should be shared with him or her: Monroe Community College students and employees have the right to make a report to Public Safety, local law enforcement, and/or the State Police or choose not to report; to report the incident to the College; to be protected by the College from retaliation for reporting an incident; and to receive assistance and resources from the College.
If there is an emergency or a serious and continuing threat to anyone, immediately call Public Safety 585-292-2911. Please do not hesitate to contact the Title IX Coordinator, Assistant Title IX Coordinator, or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator if you have questions.
Coordinator, Title IX
Melissa Fingar, Esq.
Assistant Title IX Coordinator
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
For the names and contact information of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, please visit https://www.monroecc.edu/go/titleix.