Compliance Requirements

129 or IX to IV: Compliance Requirements Under the Clery Act, Title IX, Education Law 129-B and Related Obligations: Moving From Compliance to Response to Prevention

July 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207

Opening and Welcoming Remarks:
Jay Quaintance, President, Sullivan County Community College

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August 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W 27th Street
New York, New York 10001

Opening and Welcoming Remarks:
Dr. Joyce Brown, President, FIT

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The $45 registration fee is inclusive of all meals during training.

The program is a comprehensive training focused on complying with requirements of the Clery Act including Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments, Title IX, and Education Law Article 129-B; moving beyond compliance to appropriate response; and moving beyond response to best practices in prevention. This training is appropriate for new and seasoned professionals alike and will include copious free resources that campus and community partners can use to comply and (most importantly) go beyond compliance to train students.

Andrea Stagg, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Barnard College
Joseph Storch, Esq., Associate Counsel, State University of New York
Brittany Schoepp-Wong, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, FIT
Adam Haney, Esq., Assistant Counsel, SUNY Office of General Counsel

Intended Audience: SUNY, CUNY, independent and proprietary college staff with direct or related obligations under the Clery Act, Title IX, Education Law 129-B and related laws and regulations; State agency personnel working with colleges; coalition and local community organization personnel working with colleges; law enforcement personnel working with colleges.

This event is generously funded by the Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant and is sponsored by the SUNY Title IX Coordinators Association, Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers, Community College Chief Student Affairs Officers, Student Conduct Association, Chiefs of Police Association, Community College Public Safety Administrators Association, and Offices of University Police, University Life, and General Counsel, in partnership with the New York State Police.

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Andrea Stagg, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Barnard College

Andrea Stagg is Deputy General Counsel at Barnard College. Previously, she advised the SUNY Colleges at New Paltz, Oneonta, and Plattsburgh on all legal matters and served as the State University's System-wide expert in Title IX compliance, including negotiating SUNY's resolution agreement with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Andrea co-coordinated a working group that created SUNY's sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response policies, which formed the basis for New York Education Law Article 129B. Andrea graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from Rutgers University and received her law degree from The George Washington University, where she was an intern in the Office of General Counsel. Before law school she worked in federal higher education lobbying for Rutgers University.

Joe Storch
Joseph Storch, Esq., Associate Counsel, State University of New York

Joseph Storch is an Associate Counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group. He has testified before the United States Senate and regularly advises legislators and staff at the federal and state level on best practices in drafting and analyzing pending domestic and international campus violence prevention legislation. In 2014, Joe received the Commissioner’s Award from the State University Police for contributions to safety on campus. In 2015, the National Association of College & University Attorneys awarded him its First Decade Award. Starting in 2016, he coordinated the SUNY’s Got Your Back program which has donated well over 10,000 comfort bags to victims and survivors of violence. In 2017, the One Love Foundation recognized his work in relationship violence prevention with its Unsung Hero Award. Joe is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of SUNY Oswego where he served as Vice President of the Student Association, of the University at Albany with a Masters of Public Policy, and of Cornell Law School where he served as Moot Court Board Chancellor. After graduating, he clerked for the New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department. He is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters in law reviews, practitioner journals, and popular media, most centering around campus safety or copyright law.

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Brittany Schoepp-Wong, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Fashion Institute of Technology

Brittany Schoepp-Wong is an Assistant General Counsel at the Fashion Institute of Technology, representing and advising the college on all legal matters including Clery Act compliance and conduct matters. She began her career in higher education at the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a Law Fellow. Previously, Brittany was a litigator in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. She also clerked for the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum and the Hon. Gregory H. Woods, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Brittany received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. She received her B.S., with distinction, in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brittany is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and has served on its Committee on Web Page Legal Resources.

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Adam Haney, Esq., Assistant Counsel, SUNY Office of General Counsel

Adam Haney is an Assistant Counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel. In this position, he provides legal support primarily to SUNY Upstate Medical University. While he advises on all legal matters as needed, he concentrates his practice on student affairs (including Title IX/Clery/Education law 129B), research administration, procurement, and healthcare. He also is a member of the SUNY System-wide workgroup tasked with the creation of standardized Title IX and related obligations training for professionals across the SUNY System and beyond. Prior to joining SUNY, Adam worked in private practice at a mid-sized law firm. He attended the University at Buffalo Law School where he graduated magna cum laude and was an Executive Publications Editor for the Buffalo Law Review. Prior to and during law school, Adam worked in student affairs (student activities/organizations/residence life/judicial affairs) and holds a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from New York University.