On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education updated the definition of sexual harassment for the Final Rule of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Only incidents falling within the Final Rule’s definition of sexual harassment will be investigated and adjudicated through the Title IX Grievance Policy.
SUNY Cortland remains committed to addressing any violations of its policies, even those not meeting the narrow standards defined under the Title IX Final Rule. Note that conduct that does not meet one or more of these criteria below, may still be prohibited under the Student Code of Conduct or Discrimination Complaint Procedures.
For the purposes of this Title IX Grievance Policy, “covered sexual harassment” includes any conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: