Compliance Programs & Legal Affairs

The Office of Compliance Programs and Legal Affairs (CPLA). CPLA works to ensure that York College adheres to the principles of fairness as mandated by federal law.
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CPLA seeks to foster continued respect within the vibrant, diverse population that comprises our campus community.

Our Office is located in room AC - 2H05

Executive Director:
Olga Dais, Esq.
Phone: 718-262-2140
Professional Staff:

Manager, CPLA and Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Gail Marshall

Paralegal Specialist
Robin C. Wills
Phone: 718-262-2138
Legal Coordinator - Paralegal
Geraldine Powell
Phone: 718-262-2503


Title IX Policy

York College is committed to maintaining a fair and equal environment for both its employees and student body, consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, which state that:

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

Anyone – of any gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race, class or educational level – can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. We want to make sure students understand their rights related to sexual harassment and assault.  Any student who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of gender may direct all inquiries, concerns and complaints to the Title IX Coordinator, Gail Marshall (  or to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Jessica Cherry (  If a student does not agree with the Coordinator(s) decision, he or she may direct concerns to the President's Title IX designee, the campus attorney:

Olga Dais, Esq., Executive Director
Office of CPLA, Room: AC - 2H05
(718) 262-2140

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