Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct

Every member of The City University of New York community, including students, employees and visitors, deserves the opportunity to live, learn and work free from sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence. CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct is the sole policy at CUNY addressing sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence and is applicable at all colleges and units at the University. The CUNY community should also be aware of the following policies that apply to other forms of sex discrimination, as well as to other types of workplace violence and domestic violence that affect the workplace. Click here to view CUNY's Policy on Sexual Misconduct.

CUNY wants all victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic and intimate partner violence to know that the University has professionals and law enforcement officers who are trained in the field to assist student-victims in obtaining help, including immediate medical care, counseling and other essential services. If the alleged perpetrator is also a member of the CUNY community, the college will take prompt action to investigate, and where appropriate, to discipline and sanction the alleged perpetrator. CUNY urges all victims to seek immediate help in accordance with the guidelines set forth in this policy with the assurance that all information received from a complaint will be handled as confidentially as possible.

In order to eliminate sexual assaults and other forms of violence perpetrated against students, and to create a safe college community, it is critical to provide an appropriate prevention education program and have trained professionals to provide vital supportive services.

Several staff members are available to answer questions and to give advice concerning informal complaints and the formal complaint procedure concerning allegations of any sexual harassment or assaults. Information and advice may be requested anonymously. Students and employees can informally consult with the individuals below about their options, including their option to file a formal complaint. Formal complaints must be filed with the Title IX Coordinator, listed below. To seek assistance in cases of sexual harassment or sexual assault call:

Gabriela Leal, The Title IX Coordinator
(646) 557-4674

Oswald Fraser, Assistant Vice President of Administration (for faculty and staff complaints)
(212) 237-8704

Diego Redondo, Director of the Department of Public Safety
(212) 237-8521

These administrators will help you directly as well as offer to you the services of professional college counselors. 

If students need to discuss a matter confidentially before deciding whether to engage in the formal complaint process they may go to the Student Counseling Department, L68.05212-237-8111, or the Women’s Center for Gender Justice where the contact is Jessica Greenfield, Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response, 646.557.4535. As a John Jay Employee, you can access supportive confidential resources, including private counseling from CUNY’s employee assistance program, CCA@YourService. To access the program, call the toll-free Helpline at 800-833-8707 or log on to the website, and use the company code: CUNY.

More Information

To learn more about the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct and the Students' Bill of Rights, please visit the John Jay College Office of Compliance and Diversity website or the campus Title IX web pageMore resources can be accessed here.