Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, And Related Misconduct

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Thus, sexual harassment, including physical sexual misconduct, will not be tolerated.

The U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) emphasize the importance of providing all students with an educational environment free from discrimination. The sexual harassment of students, including physical sexual misconduct, interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and, in the case of physical sexual misconduct, may be a crime. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), and its regulations, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and/or gender in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance.

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I. Rutgers University-Camden Team
 
Title IX Coordinator, Camden Campus
Allison Wisniewski, Associate Dean of Students/Executive Director
856-225-6422
aemery@camden.rutgers.edu
 
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students
Deborah Scheibler, Assistant Director, Office of Housing and Residence Life
856- 225-6471
sdeborah@camden.rutgers.edu
 
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees, Staff and Visitors
Greg O’Shea, Human Resources Officer
856-225-6208
osheag@camden.rutgers.edu

 
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics
Karen Freed, Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation
karen.freed@camden.rutgers.edu
856-225-6200

Title IX University Resource
Judy Ryan, J.D., Enterprise Risk and Institutional Compliance Officer
judy.ryan@rutgers.edu
732-932-1084
 
 
II. Confidentiality and Resources
Rutgers University-Camden understands how difficult it can be to come forward with a concern. We encourage honest and candid participation in our process so that we can identify options. We will make every effort to keep the confidentiality of any person (s) reporting a claim and when possible will keep the identity of an unwilling victim or witness confidential. However, we cannot guarantee unqualified confidentiality as we must also balance the safety of our community. If we determine that there is the threat of imminent harm to an individual or to the community, information may need to be shared and then only with the appropriate individuals.
 
Rutgers University values your right to obtain confidentiality that is protected by law and under specific circumstances, and are therefore certain professionals are not obligated and are prevented from reporting on your behalf. These resources are opportunities for support and assistance. Reporting any allegations of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct to any of the resources below will not result in an investigation without the consent of the student sharing the information, but will be forwarded to University Police anonymously for inclusion in the annual campus crime report.
 
• Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance *
(732) 932-1181
http://vpva.rutgers.edu/
3 Bartlett Street
New Brunswick
 
• Student Health Service – Psychological Services *
(856) 225-6005
http://healthservices.camden.rutgers.edu/psychinfo
326 Penn Street
Campus Center – 2nd floor
 
* The confidentiality of information provided to these sources is protected by law and students’ personal information will not be disclosed without the student’s permission.
 
The Dean of Students Office is not a confidential resource; therefore any information provided requires the University to follow up with an investigation. Although complete confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, the Dean of Students Office treats all students with equal care, respect, and dignity and will to the best of their ability, preserve the privacy of all students involved. Retaliation for filing a complaint is strictly prohibited by Title IX and the University.
 

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