Title IX Compliance

The federal education law requires that the College, as a recipient of federal funds, identify an individual who will be responsible for fulfilling the College’s “Title IX” responsibilities. “Title IX” refers to a section of the federal Higher Education Act which makes it  illegal to discriminate against a student or college employee on the basis of gender. Pursuant to Title IX Schenectady County Community College’s Title IX Coordinator, as approved and appointed by the Board of Trustees, is the designated representative of the College with primary responsibility for coordinating the college’s Title IX compliance efforts. The responsibilities of this position are critical to the advancement, execution, and monitoring of College-wide efforts to comply with Title IX legislation, regulation, and case law. The Title IX Coordinator is charged with oversight and monitoring of Title IX related policies and developments; the implementation and oversight of grievance processes and procedures, including notification, investigation and disposition of complaints; provision of educational materials and training for the college community; conducting and/or coordinating investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX; ensuring a fair and neutral process for all parties; and monitoring all other aspects of the College’s Title IX compliance. Please report incidents of gender discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator.

Schenectady County Community College’s Title IX Coordinator is:

Susan E. Beaudoin, Esq.
Assistant Vice President for Administration & Title IX Coordinator
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Elston Hall, Suite 502
Schenectady, New York 12305
(518) 381-1210


If you have been sexually assaulted, you have the right to make a report to the campus security, to the local police, and/or to the State Police. To report a sexual assault to the State Police using their 24 hour hotline, call 1-844-845-7269. Many resources are available to you. For a comprehensive list of available Title IX resources, visit the SUNY Resource webpage.


For your privacy and comfort, single user restrooms may be found at the following locations:
  • On the mezzanine level of Elston Hall, across from the Human Resource Office.
  • In the Computer, Science and Technology Building, on the ground floor near the elevator.
  • On the second floor of the Begley Library.

The College’s Board of Trustees takes the safety and security of all members of the College community serious. Below are policies relating to our processes and procedures in resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as our Student Code of Conduct. All of our Board of Trustees policies and procedures are located on our Policies and Procedures page.

In 2015, New York State passed one of the nation’s most aggressive laws to end sexual violence on college campuses. Entitled “Enough is Enough”, the law establishes a student “Bill of Rights’ to which every student attending a college in New York is entitled, if they are involved in an act of sexual violence while on campus or during a college-related activity. To learn what your rights are, click here.