The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Compliance is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and for administering Pace University's Sex-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedure (PDF).

Title IX Coordinator

Bernard Dufresne is the Assistant Vice President of the Office of Institutional Equity and Pace's Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator’s role is to oversee the University’s compliance with Title IX, which includes, updating and implementing Title IX policies, coordinating training and resources, and ensuring effective and timely responses to complaints of sexual violence, misconduct, discrimination or harassment. Before coming to Pace, Bernard worked in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, where he was responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination or harassment in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Bernard is available to answer any questions that members of the University community may have about this policy and procedure and to assist them in gaining access to available resources.

Please note: The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX Compliance is a non-confidential resource. If a student requests confidentiality after reporting an incident to a non-confidential resource, the Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer will evaluate the request based upon a variety of factors discussed in greater detail in the Confidentiality Protocol (PDF). For a list of confidential and non-confidential resources on each campus, visit the Campus and Community Resources page.

Bernard Dufresne, Chief Diversity Officer for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Pace University

Bernard Dufresne (he/him)

Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity/Title IX Compliance
Title IX Coordinator

NYC: 41 Park Row, Room 1405
Pleasantville: Kessel Student Center, Room 219
Phone: (212) 346-1310

Shawna Mott (she,her,hers)

Associate Director
Office of Institutional Equity/Title IX Compliance 

NYC: 41 Park Row, Room 1405
Phone: (212) 346-1089

Pace University is a member of SUNY's Student Conduct Institute (SCI), and individuals who are required to receive training must complete trainings prior to investigating and hearing cases. View training information.