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Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Reporting options

The University has a number of resources available to support your mental and physical health, as well as procedures for handling complaints of sexual misconduct within the University and through the criminal justice system.

When you tell certain faculty, staff, administrators, or residence hall staff what happened, they are required to notify the Title IX Coordinator. Please keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that any disciplinary proceedings will immediately begin or that the other party will be contacted or notified that a report has been made. If you are a Responsible Employee, please make a report via this reporting form.

Some options you have include:

Is this an emergency? Find a list of police and other emergency response resources here.

File a Report

A report of conduct prohibited by Title IX or gender-based misconduct is not the same as a complaint. A report, independently, does not automatically trigger a grievance procedure or investigation. Reports allow the Title IX team to offer supportive measures or make referrals to students in need of on and off-campus resources. Reports help the University to collect and publish accurate statistical data, track patterns and develop and implement preventive efforts. While all reports are encouraged, please note that anonymous reports may limit the University's ability to follow up. You can make a report by clicking the button below. If you make your contact information available, a member of the Title IX team will reach out to you to follow up.

File a report

Meeting with the University Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator at your school, or Title IX Staff to discuss the support services available to you and your reporting options.

When you come forward, you don't have to know how you want to proceed or even how to label what happened. You have the right to an advisor of your choice to support and accompany you through every step of the process. The Title IX Office will make sure you have access to the support and services you need in addition to your reporting options. You do not have to share the identity of the other person or file a formal complaint in order to learn about your rights and options and to receive supportive measures through the Title IX Office. 

Julia Green (she/her/hers)
AVP for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 585.275.1654
Office Location: Wallis Hall 147A
Box: 270016 | Rochester, NY 14627

or you can email the Title IX team directly at

Requesting supportive measures and accommodations.

Accommodations are available to anyone who has come forward about an incident of sexual misconduct. These accommodations are available to you, regardless of your decision to make a formal complaint. Supportive measures include those designed to protect the safety of individuals, to protect the safety of the University’s educational or work environment, or to deter sexual harassment. Supportive measures may be requested by the impacted individuals or imposed by the University on its initiative. 

  • Issuing Active Avoidance Orders: If a student's presence on campus poses a perceived, immediate threat to your physical or emotional safety and well-being and/or sense of personal safety and security, the University can issue an Active Avoidance Order (AAO). AAOs are issued in order to limit the contact between two or more people that are engaged in an interpersonal conflict. This prevents communication between parties and stays in place indefinitely or until a time when all parties, and the University, agree to void the order.
  • Supportive Measures and Accommodations: Some of these may include access to counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, temporary reassignment of work, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus, and other similar measures.

Making a formal report to the University Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 585-275-3333.

The Department of Public Safety can help you file a formal report to the University about the incident. DPS can also assist you in making a report to the appropriate legal authority (Rochester Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, etc.) You can simultaneously report the incident to the University and the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation and response. You can also choose only to report the incident to local law enforcement or only report the incident to the University. 

Filing a report with the appropriate police department.

You can call 911 to connect to local police directly. DPS can help you connect with the appropriate law enforcement agency if you wish to report the incident to the police. The police officers who respond may take a report and explain possible legal options, including temporary and permanent orders of protection, arrest, or saving and preserving evidence. You can simultaneously report the incident to the University and the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation and response.

Contact RESTORE Sexual Assault Services.

Accessible 24 hours every day, RESTORE advocates provide confidential crisis support after an instance of sexual assault, are available to answer your questions, and can inform you of your rights and options. Trained RESTORE advocates are additionally available 24 hours a day to accompany you to the hospital for a medical examination and can escort you to the police station at your request to file a report. RESTORE is not affiliated with the University of Rochester. Anything shared with staff at RESTORE is confidential and will not be shared with the University.

RESTORE College Advocates

College advocates from RESTORE Sexual Assault Services are available to meet with University members who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or dating/domestic violence (on or off-campus locations). RESTORE College advocates provide support and advocacy to students who have experienced sexual assault on or off-campus. They help students with options following an assault, whether it's days, months, or years later, and can act as advisors for reporting individuals who choose to go through the student conduct process on campus. RESTORE services are free and confidential.

RESTORE College Advocates hours and location:

River Campus
Taylor Hall 20
Mondays and Thursdays 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Connect with other University of Rochester Resources, Rochester Area and New York State Area Resources, and National Resources.

Many of these resources are confidential, available 24-7, and are not obligated to report to the University. 

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Doing nothing.

Students may also make it known that they want nothing to be done with the situation right now. In those situations where students indicate that they would not like the University to investigate or respond to the report of the incident, the University will most often honor those wishes. There are, however, some circumstances when concerns about the safety of the University community are raised by the report. In those circumstances, the University will investigate and respond as appropriate without the cooperation of the student who made the initial report.