Student Program Schedule


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Campus Center Gallery & Ballroom A
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome Remarks
President Joel Bloom
Campus Center Ballroom A

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM Title IX Coordinator Remarks
Dr. Laura Valente
Campus Center Ballroom A
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Address
Rhasheda Douglas, Esq.
Campus Center Ballroom A
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Intensive Title IX Training for Student Leaders

Dr. Laura Valente

* Required for Certificate of Completion

Campus Center Atrium 

Language Matters: Title IX and LGBTQ Students

Montclair State LGBTQ Center

Brian Edwards, M.S.Ed

Justin Lemley

Campus Center 240

Sexual Violence 101

Theresa​ Bivaletz, MSW, LSW

Campus Center 235​​

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Someone Should Say Something...

LaViscount, M.A.Ed

* Required for Certificate of Completion

Campus Center Atrium 

Understanding the Psychological Impact of Sexual Violence: Help for Yourself and for Others

Dr. Phyllis Bolling

Campus Center 240

Supporting Transgender Rights: Its Impact on College Campuses

Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Esq.

Campus Center 235

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM BREAK
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Title IX: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

Catherine Maranto,  LCSW-R

Campus Center 225

Rolling with Rejection

Jean Semelfort, M.A., LAC

Campus Center 240

Cultural Dynamics of Sexual Violence: Addressing Barriers and Utilizing Culturally Specific Support Services

Dr. Satarupa Dasgupta

​Chandana Guntupalli, B.A.

.Campus Center 235

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Resource Fair
Campus Center Ballroom A
1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

"Swallow This!" Theater Performance - Stony Brook University
Facilitated Discussion - Lara Hunter, LCSW

Campus Center Ballroom A

"Yeah Maybe No"  A Documentary on Consent

Facilitated Discussion
Sean Dowd, MEd

​Campus Center 240

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Closing Remarks & Certificate Distribution
Campus Center Ballroom A


Thank you to our Title IX Student Summit Planning Committee for their hard work and persistence in making this summit a reality.

We would also like to recognize the following sponsors for their generosity and support!

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Office of the Dean of Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Student Senate

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Graduate Student Association