Title IX


Resources and Support

ACPHS recommends that reporting individuals seek the assistance of trained professionals in the aftermath of an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking, and will assist reporting individuals to receive this assistance. ACPHS recognizes the importance of seeking this support and provides reporting individuals with a variety of on and off-campus resources.

ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES

Different people on campus have different reporting responsibilities and different abilities to maintain confidentiality, depending on their roles at the college and upon college policy. All parties should be aware of confidential, privacy, and mandatory reporting, when consulting campus resources in order to make informed choices.

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

The resources listed below are designated as confidential and can share options and advice without any obligation to tell anyone without your consent unless there is imminent danger to self or others, or as otherwise required by law (e.g., mandatory reporting for sexual violence against minors, subpoena to report in court, etc.).

Albany Campus

Office of Counseling and Wellness
* Licensed professional staff *
Student Center, Room 209
518-694-7107
counselingservices@acphs.edu
Albany Medical Center Student Health Services
* Licensed professional staff *
25 Hackett Blvd, Albany
518-264-0900 
 

Vermont Campus

Counseling Services
Licensed professional staff *
802-847-2827
888-329-3327 (24 hours/7 days a week)
EFAP@UVMHealth.org

Office Locations:
University Health Center Campus
1 South Prospect St., Burlington

Fanny Allen Campus
790 College Parkway, Colchester

Medical Care Services
Licensed professional staff *
Colchester Family Practice
883 Blakely Rd., Colchester
802-847-2055

Walk-in Care Center
Fanny Allen Campus
790 College Parkway, Colchester
802-847-1170

MEDICAL SERVICES: FREE ACCESS TO S.A.N.E.

Albany Campus Vermont Campus
Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
University of Vermont Medical Center
730 College Parkway
Colchester, VT
Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd. 
Albany, NY
 
Samaritan Hospital
2215 Burdett Ave.
Troy, NY
 
St. Peter’s Hospital
315 S. Manning Blvd.
Albany, NY
 

PRIVATE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Employees of ACPHS must offer privacy to reporting individuals if they are unable to offer confidentiality to those individuals under the law.  Information learned from a reporting individual or bystander to a crime or incident will not be disclosed more than necessary to comply with state and federal laws, including informing appropriate officials of ACPHS. 

Administrative (Mandatory) Reporting by Responsible Employees

At ACPHS, Responsible Employees are considered Mandatory Reporters, a group that includes all employees and Resident Assistants. Mandatory reporters are required to report all details of an incident of sexual misconduct, including the identity of the victim and the perpetrator, the date and location of the incident, and details regarding the incident (if known) to the appropriate office for purposes of initiation of an investigation and appropriate action. Responsible Employees are trained to provide information and support and appropriate referrals to confidential or private reporting resources. Responsible Employees are also required to provide Clery Act statistical information and/or information for a timely warning if the circumstances warrant.

The resources listed below are designated as individuals or offices who can provide privacy to reporting individuals. Any information shared with these resources will be reported to the Title IX Official.

ALBANY AND VERMONT CAMPUSES

Title IX Coordinator, for Students
Wendy Neifeld Wheeler, PhD
Dean of Students
Library Building, Room 310
Phone: 518-694-7319 (M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
titleix@acphs.edu
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, for all Employees
Director of Human Resources
O'Brien Building, Room 001
Phone: 518-694-7278 (M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

PUBLIC SAFETY

Albany Campus  Vermont Campus 
UHA Public Safety
Phone: 518-244-3177
 
HNA Public Safety
Emergency: 518-244-3177
Non-Emergency: 603-494-4617

ON-CALL RESIDENCE DIRECTOR

For residential students on the Albany campus, ACPHS provides access to a Resident Director outside of normal business hours. This administrator can be contacted through contacting Security at 518-244-3177. 

COMPLIANCE OFFICERS

ACPHS has appointed certain individuals as Compliance Officers. Compliance Officers are responsible for assisting in the resolution of reports of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. In addition, Compliance Officers are responsible for being proactive in creating an atmosphere which will inhibit sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. A list of Compliance Officers follows:

Albany Campus

Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator
Wendy Neifeld Wheeler, Ph.D.
Library Building,  310 Ext. 319
Ext. 319 (518-694-7319)
Wendy.NeifeldWheeler@acphs.edu
Human Resources Executive Director/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Susan Karavolas
O'Brien Building, 001
Ext. 278 (518-694-7278)
Susan.Karavolas@acphs.edu
Vice President for Operations
Packy McGraw
O’Brien Building, 104C
Ext. 118 (518-694-7118)
Packy.McGraw@acphs.edu
Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation
Christine Kanawada
Gymnasium 102
Ext. 357 (518-694-7357)
Christine.Kanawada@acphs.edu
Director of Residence Life
Alison Buckley
Gozzo Student Center, 207
Ext. 155 (518-694-7155)
Alison.Buckley@acphs.edu
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Becky Beach
Gozzo Student Center, 207
Ext. 189 (518-694-7189)
Rebecca.Beach@acphs.edu
Student Support Specialist
Alyssa Abitabile
Library Building, 303B
Ext. 147 (518-694-7147)
Alyssa.Abitabile@acphs.edu
Student Support Specialist
Jarrett Lykins
Library Building 303A
Ext. 284 (518-694-7284)
Jarrett.Lykins@acphs.edu
Academic Advisor
Kimberly Keyes
Library Building, 309C
Ext. 893 (518-694-7893)
Kimberly.Keyes@acphs.edu
Director, Intro. Pharmacy Practice Experience
Courtney Caimano
O'Brien Building, 108C
Ext. 104 (518-694-7104)
Courtney.Caimano@acphs.edu

Vermont Campus

Associate Director of Student Affairs
Jennifer Payne
Vermont 102B
802-735-2628
Email: Jennifer.Payne@acphs.edu
Coordinator of Student Affairs
Carolyn Claxton
Vermont 102C
802-735-2620
Email: Carolyn.Claxton@acphs.edu
Administrative Assistant, Dept of Pharm. Sci.
Jill Buckpitt
Vermont 302C
802-735-2645
Email: Jill.Buckpitt@acphs.edu
 

OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES

ACPHS has also entered into collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations (including rape-crisis centersdomestic violence shelters, and assistance organizations), to refer students for assistance or make services available to students. The below list of providers in the Albany and Vermont communities provide helpful services such as counseling, legal assistance, victim advocacy, and visa/immigration assistance:

Programs/Entities

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
P: (800) 942-6906

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
P: (800) 942-6906

The Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center
P: (518) 447-7716

Equinox, Albany, NY
P: (518) 434-6135

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
P: (800) 462-2922

Safe Horizon Hotlines
P: (800) 621-4673 or (866) 689-4357

Vermont Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline
P: (800) 489-7273

Police Departments 

Albany Campus Vermont Campus 

Albany Police Department
165 Henry Johnson Blvd., Albany, NY
518-438-4000

NY State Police Sexual Assault Victims Unit
1-844-845-7269

Colchester Police Department
835 Blakely Rd., Colchester, VT
802-264-5556

ANONYMOUS REPORTING

Albany Resources Vermont Resources National Resources
NYS Domestic and Sexual 
Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906
 
Vermont Network against Domestic & Sexual Violence
1-800-228-7395 (domestic violence)
1-800-489-7273 (sexual violence)
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233
 
 
Equinox Hotline
518-432-786
HOPE Works
802-863-1236
The National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673
Unity House Hotline
518-272-2370
 
 
 
Vermont Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline
1-800-489-7273
 
 
 
Safe Horizon Hotlines
1-800-621-4673 (domestic violence)
1-866-689-4357 (victims of other crimes)
1-212-227-3000 (rape & sexual assault victims)