Five Towns College
Title IX Compliance and Requirements
Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

In compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and other federal, state and local laws, and in accordance with institutional values, Five Towns College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or in its employment practices. Also, Five Towns College does not discriminate on the basis of alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity), marital partnership status, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status in its employment practices. Further, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Five Towns College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Five Towns College Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR),New York—Region II, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005

Title IX states, in part, 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…”

Here is the information required under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for the Five Towns College Title IX Coordinator:

Name/Title: Dana Gioe, J. D.
Office Address: FTC, Room 104A
Telephone Number: (631) 656-2189
Email Address: [email protected]
Other Job Title: Attorney; Assistant Professor, Business/Liberal Arts

Title IX Deputies:

  1. Janet Kaplan, J.D. (631) 656-2129
  2. Krysti O’Rourke, M. P. A. (631)656-2163
  3. Michael Cavalli, M. S. W. (631) 656-2151
  4. Deseree Wiltshire, M. A. (631) 656-2185
  5. Angela Jasur, M. S. (631) 656-3190
  6. Hali Bekofsky, B.F.A. (631) 656- 3117
  7. Matthew Guercio, B.S. (631) 656-2165
  8. Rason Myhand, M.A. (631) 656-2143

Click Here for Five Towns College Title IX: Grievance Policy and Procedures, Resources and Rights. 

Click Here for Five Towns College Title IX: Education/Training Materials and Compliance Certification for Faculty and Staff.

  • At this time, faculty and staff are required to read, review and certify that they have completed the Compliance Education/Training online. In addition to this, in-person education and training is provided to all employees, including the Title IX team and deputies, from our institutional partners-Crime Victims Center and Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS). Further, Five Towns College is a participating campus in the SUNY Student Conduct Institute. As such, our institution has other and vast education and training opportunities available to it. The link to the materials used to train Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process is available here.

Click Here for Five Towns College NYS Enough is Enough Education/Training Materials that supplement the Title IX materials.

Title IX Resource Guide For more information on notices of nondiscrimination, please review:

• 34 C.F.R. §§ 106.8(a), 106.9;
• Notice of Nondiscrimination (August 2010), available here.

New York State “Enough is Enough”
Legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo July 2015:

Five Towns College adopts and fully incorporates the provisions of the New York State law, Enough is Enough. Included, in part, are provisions related to the definition of affirmative consent, amnesty policy, Students’ Bill of Rights, comprehensive training requirements, and reporting requirements to the State Education Department. Five Towns College is committed to full implementation of this important statute. For more information about the statute, click here.

Further, Five Towns College institutional policies set forth the provisions of the law here.

Click Here for the FTC Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting Sexual Harassment.

Please be advised that any/all questions or concerns about Title IX or NYS Education law, Article 129-B, can be emailed directly to: [email protected]

To file a report, click HERE to download the Intake Worksheet.

To file a student complaint, click HERE to download the student complaint form.