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Sexual Violence Prevention & Reporting

What is Sexual Violence?

Sexual violence is a severe form of sexual harassment that includes non-consensual sexual contact, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, dating and/or domestic violence. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are prohibited under Federal and State law as well as SUNY and College policy.

Who is Our Title IX Coordinator?

Please contact Coreen Sims, DCC's Interim Title IX Coordinator at (845) 431-8671. Her office is in Bowne Hall 118, DCC Main Campus. Or email

Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities

The Title IX coordinator oversees the processes that address reported concerns or instances of sex or gender based discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. This includes working closely with Student Services, Instruction & Learning, Human Resources and other offices to provide educational programming for the campus community that raises awareness and encourages reporting.

The Title IX coordinator will help to identify the appropriate responses or resolutions that may be available through both policy and law, coordinate timely investigation and communication, and assist in obtaining any appropriate intermediate measures and/or internal and external support services.


SUNY Student Violence Prevalence Campus Climate Survey

What is the Student Violence Prevalence Campus Climate Survey (SVP)? 

Pursuant to New York State Education Law Article 129-B, DCC participated in the 2021 University-wide Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey. The survey gathered information about student and employee experience with sexual and interpersonal violence and knowledge of policies and resources. A summary of the results can be found in the report.

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Contact Us

Coreen Sims, Interim Title IX Coordinator

118 Bowne Hall

Phone: (845) 431-8671

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601