Monroe Community College encourages the reporting of sexual misconduct that is prompt and accurate. MCC is committed to protecting the confidentiality of victims/survivors, and will work closely with students, employees and visitors who wish to obtain private/confidential assistance regarding an incident of sexual misconduct. Certain professionals at the College are permitted by law to offer confidentiality, and those who do not maintain that privilege are expected to keep reports private to the extent permitted under the law and College policy. In accordance with the Students’ Bill of Rights, Complainants have the right to pursue more than one of the options below at the same time, or to choose not to participate in any of the options below:
- Receive resources, such as counseling and medical attention;
- Confidentially or anonymously disclose a crime or violation (for detailed information on confidentiality and privacy see Confidential Reporting Options)
- Make a report to:
- An employee with authority to address complaints, including the Title IX Coordinator, a Student Conduct Employee, or a Human Resources employee;
- MCC Public Safety;
- Local law enforcement; and/or
- Family Court or Civil Court.
Understanding Confidentiality vs. Privacy:
References made to confidentiality refer to the ability of identified confidential resources to not report crimes and violations to law enforcement or college officials without permission, except for extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency or child abuse. References made to privacy mean Monroe Community College offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality but will maintain privacy to the greatest extent possible, and information disclosed will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution and to notify the Title IX Coordinator or designee, who is responsible for tracking patterns and spotting systemic issues. Monroe Community College will limit the disclosure as much as practicable, even if the Title IX Coordinator determines that the request for confidentiality cannot be honored. For information about how Monroe Community College weighs requests for confidentiality, see “Requesting Confidentiality” below.
To disclose the incident to one of the following College officials who can offer privacy and can assist in providing information about remedies, accommodations, evidence preservation, and how to obtain resources. These officials will also provide the information contained in the Students’ Bill of Rights, including the right to choose when and where to report, to be protected by the institution from retaliation, and to receive assistance and resources from the institution. These College officials will disclose that they are private and not confidential resources, and they may still be required by law and College policy to inform one or more College officials about the incident, including but not limited to the Title IX Coordinator. They will notify Complainants that the criminal justice process uses different standards of proof and evidence than internal procedures inform Complainants that questions about the penal law or the criminal process should be directed to law enforcement or the district attorney. These College officials include:
- Shannon Glasgow, Title IX Coordinator
(585) 292-2108, email@example.com
- Kristin Lowe, Assistant Coordinator
(585) 292-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calvin Gantt, Chief Diversity Office, (585) 292-2122, email@example.com
- Amy Greer, Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities, (585) 292-2127, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jamia Danzy, Deputy Coordinator, Housing and Residence Life
(585) 292-3010, email@example.com
- Vilma Patterson, Deputy Coordinator, Student Services, Downtown Campus
(585) 685-6158, firstname.lastname@example.org
To disclose confidentially the incident to one of the following College officials, who by law may maintain confidentiality, and can assist in obtaining services.
- Counseling Services
Building 3, Room 103
- Ivan Matthew, Student Services
Downtown Campus, Room 310-P
- Silent Witness reporting form, Hotline: (585) 292-3636
Anonymous Report Online Form
Additional information on confidential reporting is available in the SUNY Options for Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence.
Off Campus Options
Off Campus options to disclose sexual violence confidentially will not provide any information to the College. Crisis services offices, counselors and advocates will generally maintain confidentiality unless you request disclosure and sign a consent or waiver form. More information on an agency’s confidentiality policies may be obtained directly from the agency These options include:
Disclose the incident confidentially and obtain services from New York State, New York City or county hotlines.
Disclosure and assistance options are cataloged by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and presented in several languages. These additional resources are available online or by calling (800) 942-6906.
Off campus medical providers. The hospitals listed below offer Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations:
- Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, (585) 275-2100
- Highland Hospital, 1000 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, (585) 473-2200
- Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621, (585) 922-4000
Note: Medical office and insurance billing practices may reveal information to the insurance policyholder, including medication and/or examinations paid for or administered.
Even individuals who can typically maintain confidentiality are subject to exceptions under the law, including when an individual is a threat to themselves or others and the mandatory reporting of child abuse.
To file a criminal complaint with MCC Public Safety and/or with local law enforcement and/or state police:
- Brighton Campus
Building 21, Room 140
- Downtown Campus
- Brighton Police Department (BPD)
2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
911 or (585) 784-5150
- Rochester Police Department (RPD)
185 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614
911 or (585) 428-6630
- Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Zone B, 245 Summit Point Dr., Henrietta, NY 14467
- NYS Police 24-Hour Hotline to Report a Sexual Assault on a College Campus
Assistance can also be obtained through:
Note: These hotlines are for crisis intervention, resources, and referrals, and are not reporting mechanisms. Disclosure on a call to a hotline does not provide any information to the campus. Reporting Individuals are encouraged to additionally contact a campus confidential or private resource so that the campus can take appropriate action in these cases.
If you disclose an incident to a Monroe Community College employee who is responsible for responding to or reporting sexual violence or sexual harassment, but wish to maintain confidentiality or do not consent to the institution’s request to initiate an investigation, the Title IX Coordinator must weigh your request against the College’s obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of the community, including you.
The College will assist with academic, housing, transportation, employment, and other reasonable and available accommodations regardless of your reporting choices. While Complainants may request accommodations through several College offices, the following office can serve as a primary point of contact to assist with these measures:
- Shannon Glasgow, Title IX Coordinator (Brighton Building 1-300): 585-292-2108
We also may take proactive steps, such as training or awareness efforts, to combat sexual violence in a general way that does not identify you or the situation you disclosed.
We may seek consent from you prior to conducting an investigation. You may decline to consent to an investigation, and that determination will be honored unless the Monroe Community College’s failure to act does not adequately mitigate the risk of harm to you or other members of the Monroe Community College community. Honoring your request may limit our ability to meaningfully investigate and pursue conduct action against an accused individual. If we determine that an investigation is required, we will notify you and take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist you.
When you disclose an incident to someone who is responsible for responding to or reporting sexual violence or sexual harassment, but wish to maintain confidentiality, Monroe Community College will consider many factors to determine whether to proceed despite that request. These factors include, but are not limited to:
- whether the accused person has a history of violent behavior or is a repeat offender
- whether the incident represents escalation, such as a situation that previously involved sustained stalking
- the increased risk that the accused person will commit additional acts of violence
- whether the accused person used a weapon or force
- whether the Complainant is a minor
- whether we possess other means to obtain evidence such as security footage
- whether the report reveals a pattern of perpetration at a given location or by a particular group
If the College determines that it must move forward with an investigation, the Complainant or victim/survivor will be notified and the College will take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist them.