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Office of Diversity and Equity Staff

robbie routenberg

robbie routenberg
Chief Diversity Officer
303 Doty Hall

(585) 245-5020

robbie routenberg serves as the College’s first chief diversity officer (CDO), leading the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to advance the broader aim of creating an inclusive and supportive campus climate. They provide guidance on a range of efforts including ensuring compliance with laws prohibiting discrimination; overseeing campus matters relating to Title IX, affirmative action, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and domestic violence.

Nichole Siwicki

Nichole Siwicki
Assistant Director,
Office of Diversity & Equity
Title IX Investigator
302 B Doty Hall

(585) 245-6492

As the Assistant Director, Nichole Siwicki provides support in the areas of equal opportunity and compliance as they relate to SUNY Geneseo's Affirmative Action Plan and serves as Title IX investigator. As the Title IX investigator, Siwicki assists the Title IX coordinator and the chief diversity officer with allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and misconduct involving both students and employees.


Marcus Foster
Title IX Coordinator
118 C Blake Hall
(585) 245-5023
(585) 502-4581 (24/7)

 As the Title IX coordinator, Marcus Foster serves as an around-the-clock campus-wide resource for students and employees who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexual exploitation. Foster provides students and employees who disclose an act of interpersonal violence with reporting options, support services, interim measures and assist with Title IX investigations.  Additionally, the Title IX coordinator will support pregnant individuals and work to assist nursing parents with securing private lactation locations.


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Karie A. Frisiras
Administrative Aide
303 Doty Hall
(585) 245-5759

As the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer, Karie manages the CDO’s calendar, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) and provides both administrative and scheduling support to the Bias Prevention Response Team, Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate and the Anti-Racism and DEI Education Sub-Committee of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Community.  

In addition to ODE, Karie is also the administrative assistant to the Center for Integrative Learning and the Teaching and Learning Center.




ODE Student Team

Kelsey DuxEmma LynchRiddhi Patel


Gillyan Hayes