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Sexual Violence Prevention & Reporting

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a severe form of sexual harassment that includes non-consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, dating and/or domestic violence. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are prohibited under Federal and State law as well as SUNY and College policy.

Who is our Title IX Coordinator?
DCC's Title IX coordinator is Esther Couret. Please contact her at (845) 431-8673. Her office is in Bowne Hall, room 220, DCC Main Campus.

Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities:
The Title IX coordinator oversees the processes that address reported concerns or instances of sex or gender based discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. This includes working closely with Student Services, Academic Affairs, Human Resources and other offices to provide educational programming for the campus community that raises awareness and encourages reporting.

The Title IX coordinator will help to identify the appropriate responses or resolutions that may be available through both policy and law, coordinate timely investigation and communication, and assist in obtaining any appropriate intermediate measures and/or internal and external support services.

Contact

Title IX Coordinator

Esther Couret
Bowne Hall, Room 220
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 431-8673