Notice of Non-discrimination and Title IX
Notice of Non-discrimination and Title IX
New Jersey City University (NJCU) is a higher education place of work, teaching, and learning for the benefit of students and the overall campus community. NJCU is committed to providing a campus environment free from discrimination based on sex. Compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”) is an important part of this commitment.
Title IX is a federal civil rights law and provides that:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion.
Reporting Possible Title IX Violations
A university has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to address sexual harassment or sexual violence complaints under Title IX. In order to address questions related to Title IX compliance or to facilitate the reporting of violations under Title IX, the following persons have been designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators to whom such inquiries or complaints should be made.
Ms. Pia Stevens Haynes
Dean, Office of the Dean of Students
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Gilligan Student Union Building, Room 111
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
University-wide Title IX coordination of Title IX is provided by Ms. Mona Jha, Interim Director of EEO/AA/ Diversity, who is the designated Title IX Coordinator for NJCU. She may be contacted at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Hepburn Hall, Room 306B, Jersey City, N.J. 07305, firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 201-200-3075.
In addition to making an inquiry or complaint to one of the Deputy Title IX Coordinators persons who believe they have been subjected to conduct in violation of Title IX should take note of the availability of the following resources for reporting or support and are encouraged to avail themselves of any that they determine to be appropriate for their individual circumstances.
- The Office of the Dean of Students – 201-200-3525; Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB), Room 111
- Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management – 201-200-3507; Hepburn Hall, Room 303
- *The Health and Wellness Center – 201-200-3456; Vodra Hall, Suite 107
- *The Counseling Center – 201-200-3165; Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB), Room 308
- *Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity – 201-200-3189; Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB), Room 318
- Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Diversity – 201-200-3075; Hepburn Hall, Room 306
- Public Safety Department – call 55 from any campus phone or 201-200-3128; Rossey Hall, Room 114/115 – Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If students need to speak with a confidential resource, students may contact the Counseling Center, the Health and Wellness Center, or the Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity (contact information listed above).
Hudson SPEAKS Against Sexual Violence (Designated rape crisis center for Hudson County)
Assists survivors of sexual assault in Hudson County; provides free and confidential services to survivors of sexual assault; 24-hour crisis hotline; 24-hour escorts to hospitals, courts, and law enforcement agencies; and individual and group counseling for survivors and their significant others. Christ Hospital, 179 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, NJ; 24-hour hotline, 201-795-5757
Jersey City Police Department; 911 Emergency
The Jersey City Police Department refers all sexual assaults to the Hudson County Special Victims Units, who will receive reports of incidents, investigate and make decisions regarding arrest and prosecution.
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit
Address: 555 Duncan Avenue - 2nd Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office - Call for reporting incidents in Jersey City Available 24 hours including Sundays and holidays.
Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Provides information about how you can recognize an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Offers free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365; hotline 1-866-331-9474 | TTY: 1-800-787-3224 | Text: LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 | or visit loveisrespect.org to chat online.
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) | www.njcasa.org
Also provides a 24-hour hotline 1-800-601-7200.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
A free, confidential, national sexual assault hotline 24/7. Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673); www.rainn.org
Also offers online chatting services with a trained RAINN support specialist, anytime.
An organization that supports survivors of violence with a specific focus on the rights and needs of South Asian women. 24-hour hotline: 1-732-435-1414
State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families, Services for Women
Provides services and advocacy for women, including a statewide Domestic Violence Hotline that provides a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week confidential hotline for domestic violence victims and others seeking crisis intervention, information and/or referral services 1-800-572-SAFE (7233).
Title IX Compliance
As an academic community, we share responsibility to foster and maintain a safe campus community free from discrimination on the basis of sex. With regard to reports of incidents of sexual violence and other conduct in violation of Title IX, all employees (with the exception of the Counseling Center, Health & Wellness Center, and the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center) are required to report any such incidents which come to their attention to anyone of the following persons: Ms. Pia Stevens Haynes or Ms. Mona Jha.
Complaints involving Title IX violations may be filed directly with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100. Tel. 800-421-3481; Fax: 202-453-6012, TDD 1-800-877-8339, Email: OCR@ed.gov.