Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Grievance Processes

Grievance Processes

If a reporting party wishes to have the University take action against an alleged member of the campus community, a formal compliant must be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator will work closing with both the reporting and responding parties to ensure that any subsequent investigation and/or live-hearing is conducted under the appropriate policy.

University investigations involving student respondents will be completed by the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations and Training. Investigations involving employee respondents will be completed by the Affirmative Action Officer or their designee. More information regarding specific processes can be found below:

Title IX Grievance Policy

Any formal compliant that meets the criteria of covered sexual harassment, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule of May 19, 2020, will be addressed per the University's Title IX Grievance Policy

The Title IX Grievance Process does include an investigation and if applicable, a live-hearing. This policy applies to both students and employees of SUNY Cortland. 

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 607-753-4550 or titleix@cortland.edu

Student Conduct Process

For allegations against students, which do not meet the narrow definition of "covered sexual harassment" (per the U.S. Department of Education Final Title IX Rule) but potential do violate the Student Code of Conduct, will be referred to the Student Conduct Process

The Student Conduct Process, does include an investigation and if applicable, a live-hearing. This process only applies to students accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct. 

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 607-753-4550 or titleix@cortland.edu

Informal Resolution for Students

If a student does not with to participate in an investigation and/or a live-hearing, they may elect to enter into the University's Informal Resolution process. Informal resolutions may afford students an opportunity to actively participate in a process that is less intensive than an investigation and/or live-hearing. 

In order for an informal resolution to occur, both the reporting and responding parties must agree to participate in this process. Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator or Director of Student Conduct must approve the decision for the allegation(s) to be resolved via the Informal Resolution process. 

This policy only applies to students and is not applicable for employee-related incidents. 

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at 607-753-4550 or titleix@cortland.edu

Discrimination Compliant Policy for Employees

SUNY Cortland prohibits, and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on protected statuses. A complete copy of the Non-Discrimination/Harassment Notice can be found in the SUNY Cortland Handbook. 

For allegations against employees, which do not meet the definition of "covered sexual harassment" (per the U.S. Department of Education Final Title IX Rule) may be referred to the Discrimination Compliant Policy. More information regarding policies and procedures for employees can be found on the Human Resource page. 

If you would like to learn more about the Discrimination Compliant Policy or to file a compliant, please contact the Associate Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer, Melanie Woodward or contact the Title IX Coordinator, Maggie Wetter

Training Requirements

SUNY Cortland is proud to partner with the SUNY Student Conduct Institute who provides high quality training for our Title IX Coordinator, Investigator(s) and decision-makers as directed by the Final Title IX Rule. please visit our Training Requirements page for more information. 

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Miller Building, Suite 404

Maggie Wetter
Title IX Coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 207-D
Phone: 607-753-4550

Jonah Reardon
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-24
Phone: 607-753-2956