When you have a complaint, question or concern regarding Title IX you have several options on how to proceed. The policy and procedures for complaints is listed under Policy & Procedure. This page explains what to report and to whom you can report it.
If it is an emergency situation we urge you to contact Campus Safety, 315-268-6666 or Potsdam Police, 911, directly. Campus Safety can accept anonymous reports. Campus Safety is required to report all Title IX related cases to the Title IX Coordinator.
It is against federal law for any member of the university community to retaliate against a complainant or a witness in a complaint.
What to Report
You should report any incident of sexual discrimination, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking that you experience, witness or have reported to you. In addition, you should report if school officials, students, employees, guests or contractors fail to prevent or remediate the above incidents. In addition, any retaliation by school officials, students, employees, guests or contractors is prohibited. All such incidents should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.
If you are a victim/survivor of interpersonal violence (including but not limited to: sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking) or know about an incident that occurred to someone else and are thinking of reporting it to campus officials, we know it can be confusing to know who the best person on campus is to tell.
This page hopes to make that process easier for you by providing a quick and easy list of appropriate contacts who are all trained to help you navigate the College’s process. To understand the university’s policies and procedures regarding Title IX complaints please see Policies and Procedures. You may also ask the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator to explain the process to you.