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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics, applying to educational programs as well as employment with the University.

Title IX Coordinators

Title IX Coordinators can assist those in the Rutgers community with understanding reporting options for sexual and relationship misconduct, as well as determining appropriate steps following a report/disclosure. The Title IX Coordinator is designated with upholding compliance with the Title IX and other state and federal laws related to gender based violence and discrimination. Coordinators are trained staff members that follow complaint and investigation procedures, answers questions about relevant polices, and ensures the university is addressing sexual and domestic/relationship violence issues on campus.

While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the University, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. If you have a complaint against a member of the Rutgers community, please contact one of the following Title IX Coordinators:

For Complaints Against Faculty or Staff (or individuals who do business with Rutgers):

Melissa Lynn Ercolano
Director of Employment Equity Title and IX Coordinator for Faculty/Staff (employees)
Office of Employment Equity
University Human Resources
57 US Highway 1, ASB II
Cook Campus
(848) 932-3973

Complaints under this Policy will be addressed as outlined in the University Policy 60.1.33: Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedures in accordance with the OEE Complaint Process.

University-Wide Title IX Coordinator:

Jennifer Francone, J.D.
Director of Institutional Compliance and Interim Title IX Compliance Officer
University Ethics and Compliance 
335 George Street – Suite 2100
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) - 235 - 5304

For Piscataway/New Brunswick Students

Amy Miele, Ph.D
Associate Dean of Students and Director for Student Affairs Compliance & Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Affairs Compliance and Title IX
2 Richardson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-8200

Bill Spear
Associate Director and Lead Investigator
2 Richardson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (848) 932-8200

For Camden Students

Allison Wisniewski
Associate Dean of Students/Executive Director, Title IX Coordinator
326 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 225-6422

For Newark Students

Ednin Martinez
Assistant Dean/Director of Student Compliance, Title IX Coordinator & ADA Compliance, Ombudsperson
Robeson Center- Room 306
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 353-1906

For Gender Equity Complaints in Athletics:

Kathleen Hickey
Title IX Coordinator
Intercollegiate Athletics
83 Rockafeller Road
Livingston Campus
(732) 445-7899

For RBHS Students

Susan Hamilton
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Title IX Coordinator
RBHS – Registrar
65 Bergen Street, Rm 1459
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 972-9794

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