Title IX: Information for Students, Employees and Visitors

Sex discrimination is defined as behaviors or actions that deny or limit a person's ability to benefit from, and/or fully participate in the educational programs or activities or employment opportunities because of a person's sex. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or gender expression or not conforming to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students (as well as other persons) at SUNY Cortland are protected by Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and NYS Education Law 129B – regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin – in all aspects of SUNY Cortland's educational programs and activities. Sex discrimination includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties. The College also prohibits domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

Interim Title IX Coordinator
Melanie Woodward
President's Office
Miller Building, Room 404 
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-4550 (direct); 607-753-2263 (secretary)
titleix@cortland.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations and Training
Jonah Reardon
President's Office
Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-24
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-2956 (direct); 607-753-2263 (secretary)
titleix@cortland.edu

Office Assistant, Title IX Office and Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office
Elyse Gutchess
President's Office
Miller Building, Room 404 
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-2263
elyse.gutchess@cortland.edu

Updated October 11, 2019