The Law States:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title 20 U.S.C. section 1681.
This protection applies to all employees, students, guests and vendors.
This protection applies to decisions involving admissions; course requirements and activities; course selection; financial aid; participation in campus activities, clubs and organizations; educational services and counseling, athletics and employment.
Title IX also prohibits other forms of sex discrimination such as harassment or sexual violence.
SUNY Ulster’s Title IX Coordinators are:
Reports of sexual harassment including sexual violence on campus should be made to the Title IX Coordinators by employees, students, guests and vendors who are victims of sexual harassment including sexual violence or who receive reports of sexual harassment including sexual violence by other employees, students, guests and vendors of the college. Employees, students, guests and vendors who believe they are being sexually harassed, or retaliated against, and college officials who receive reports of sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation should contact: Jamie Capuano at 845-687-5051 or Meg Sheeley at 845-688-1946
President Obama launched his “It’s On Us” Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign in September 2014:
Pursuant to State University of New York policy, SUNY Ulster is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the SUNY Ulster community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.
SUNY Ulster’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to: