Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Education

The health, safety, and well-being of all members of the St. Francis College community are our primary concerns.

In furtherance of the Franciscan Spirit, and in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act/Campus Sexual Violence Act (“Campus SaVE Act”), the College is committed to maintaining a community free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

Sexual misconduct includes a broad range of behaviors that will not be tolerated in the College’s education programs or activities or in its employment. The College strictly prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, including the offenses of sexual assault, sexual coercion, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

If you or someone you know is or may be the victim of any form of sexual misconduct, the College strongly urges you to seek immediate assistance. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from:
  • Local Police (84th Precinct) and Emergency Assistance - Call 911
  • Campus Security - 718.489.5333 or, if on campus, extension 5333
  • Safe Horizon Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline - 866.689.HELP (4357)
  • Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.621.HOPE (4673)
  • The College has a partnership with Beth Israel Hospital
  • NYPD Sex Crimes Report Hotline - 212.267.7273

It's On Us

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For Students

Students who wish to make an official sexual misconduct complaint or report an incident of sexual misconduct to the College, please contact:

Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Dean of Students
180 Remsen Street, Room 3307
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.489.3515 (during business hours)
Cell Phone: 347.633.1374
Email: jrodriguez2300@sfc.edu

Linda Werbel Dashefsky
Title IX Coordinator
180 Remsen Street, Room 7304
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: 718.489.5370
Email: lwerbel@sfc.edu

For Employees

Faculty, Staff and Administration who wish to make an official sexual misconduct complaint or report an incident to the College, please contact:

Richard Grasso
Executive Director of Human Resources
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: 718.489.3450
Email: richardgrasso@sfc.edu

Linda Werbel Dashefsky
Title IX Coordinator
180 Remsen Street, Room 7304
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: 718.489.5370
Email: lwerbel@sfc.edu

Campus Climate Survey

Sexual violence and gender-based misconduct remain pressing issues on college campuses across the nation. St. Francis College is engaged in efforts to increase awareness, and facilitate prevention and response. The Campus Climate Survey is one aspect of this effort.

Read the Results: Fall 2015 Campus Climate Survey

Counseling Center

Room 2310
718.489.5335
Monday - Friday: 10AM to 2PM

The Counseling Center focuses on providing information and assistance to help you identify and deal with emotional problems and mental health concerns before they develop into more serious issues. Center staff will help you understand your own mental health needs and provide a safe place to express yourself, without judgment.

Learn more ways we can help you.

Additional Video

The following two videos are student made Public Service Announcement:

The following PSA was produced by It's On Us: