SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY

IV. TITLE IX AND THE TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits colleges and universities that receive Federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of Sexual Assault, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Title IX provides:

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 IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq.

Sexual harassment is also prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and other applicable statutes.

The Colleges have designated a Title IX Coordinator to coordinate compliance with Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator ensures training and education of the HWS community members, oversees all Title IX reports and coordinates the Colleges’ response to all reports. The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with any community member as needed to discuss available resources, options and supports.

Any inquiries or concerns about the Colleges’ application of Title IX may be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is available in person or by phone or email during regular business hours:

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Office of Title IX Compliance and Programs
603 S. Main Street
Seneca Room Annex (lake level)
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3922)
titleix@hws.edu

Any inquiries or concerns about the Colleges’ application of Title IX may also be addressed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights:

U. S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
New York Office
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10005-2500
Phone: 646.428.3800
Fax: 646.428.3843
OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Inquiries involving employees may also be addressed to:

New York State Division of Human Rights
One Monroe Square
259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 308
Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585.238.8250
InfoRochester@dhr.ny.gov

New York State Division of Human Rights
Office of Sexual Harassment
55 Hanson Place, Suite 347
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: 718.722.2060 or 1.800.427.2773
Fax: 718.722.4525

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10004
Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 212.336.3790
TTY: 1.800.669.6820

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Buffalo Local Office
6 Fountain Plaza, Suite 350
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 716.551.4387
TTY: 1.800.669.6820

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