What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. “

-Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Our Commitment:

Rutgers University is committed to fostering an environment that is safe and secure and free from sexual and gender-based discrimination and harassment, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, stalking and other related misconduct. The University is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Similarly, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) requires prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution of allegations of sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. Based on this legislation, Rutgers University recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of such misconduct, prevent its occurrence, support victims, deal fairly and firmly with offenders, and diligently investigate reports of misconduct.

Role of the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators

The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with Title IX and overseeing and/or investigating complaints of Sexual Harassment, Gender-based Harassment, Sexual Intimidation, Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Assault and Non-Consensual Sexual Contact, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation involving students and alleged to have taken place on campus or at a University-sponsored event.  The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing training within the University community related to Title IX and other related state/federal laws/regulations.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

To view a copy of the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy please download below:

Filing a Complaint

If you wish to file a complaint of sexual assault, please use the link below:

Contact Information:

Scott C. Strother, M.Ed., M.A.
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Title IX and ADA
Rutgers University-Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 316 B
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-1906

Mary Stadelmaan
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics
Associate Director for Athletics
(973) 353-1460

Elizabeth Sloan Power
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
(973) 353-1219

Bil Leipold
Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Staff
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
(973) 353-1532

Available Resources

For questions about and assistance with sexual violence, domestic or dating violence, or sexual harassment, please contact:

Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence Services

249 University Ave., Blumenthal Hall, Room 104, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-4357 (HELP)

The Rutgers University Health Services in Newark provides support to Rutgers students, faculty and staff who are victims of sexual assault and interpersonal/intimate partner violence.

Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Sexual Assault Hotline: 973-353-4357 (HELP)
Sexual Assault Program Coordinator, Marie Attis-Springs: 973-353-1279

After-work hours or anytime 24/7
Newark Campus Police (On-Campus): 973-353-5581
24-hr Health Nurse Line: 866-221-9674
SAVE of Essex County Hotline: 877-733-2273 (CARE)

Hospital Emergency Rooms:
University Hospital: 973-972-5123
Beth Israel Medical Center: 973-926-7240
Mountainside: 973-429-6000
Saint Barnabas: 973-322-5180
Emergency: Call 911

Health Services & Health Promotion Division

249 University Ave., Blumenthal Hall, Room 104, Newark, NJ 07102
Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Phone: 973-353-5231
Fax: 973-353-1390


Counseling Center

249 University Ave, Blumenthal Hall, Room 101, Newark, NJ 07102
Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Late Hours: By Appointment
Phone: 973-353-5805
Fax: 973-353-5802

For Psychological Emergencies:
Regular Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Counseling Center: (973) 353-5805

After Regular Business Hours:
University Hospital Crisis Line: (973) 623-2323
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK

Victim Advocates (Confidential)

Theresa Tantay-Wilson
Director, Health Promotion Division of Health Services
Blumenthal Hall, Room 219
Office: (973) 353-3747