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 – 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.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It 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 IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R., Part 106)
While it is often associated with athletics programs, the Title IX law is much broader and applies to many programs at SUNY Cortland. Oversight of campus-wide compliance with Title IX is the primary responsibility of the SUNY Cortland Title IX Coordinator. Contact information is listed below.
Title IX Coordinator
Nanette M. Pasquarello
Miller Building, Room 404
Cortland, NY 13045