Title IX Information

Report Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence

All complaints should be directed to:

Susan A. Stebbins
Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer
(315) 267-3372
stebbisa@potsdam.edu

If You Are Sexually or Otherwise Assaulted on Campus

  • Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
  • If an emergency, contact SUNY Potsdam University Police immediately at 315-267-2222 or use a Blue Light emergency phone.
  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do NOT shower/bathe/wash, douche, change clothing, comb hair, drink or eat, or do anything that would alter a physical exam. Wait until after one has been completed at a hospital. Also, do not launder clothing and/or bedding or throw away anything that can be used as evidence.

Remember, assaults – sexual or otherwise – are crimes; they are not the victim’s fault. Victims have the right to pursue adjudication of crimes that occur on the SUNY Potsdam campus through criminal courts and/or through the University’s internal disciplinary process (under the Campus Code of Student Conduct). SUNY Potsdam’s University Police are trained to assist with prosecution in both systems.

The College will make every effort to be responsive and sensitive to the victims of these serious crimes. Protection of the victim and prevention of continued trauma is the College’s priority. When the victim and the accused live in the same residence hall, an immediate hearing with the College Judicial Officer will be held to determine the need for modifying the living arrangements. Assistance for any other personal or academic concerns will be reviewed and options provided.