Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX applies to traditional educational institutions such as colleges, universities, including SUNY campuses. Under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, colleges and universities are required to develop procedures to respond to claims of sexual harassment.
Title IX 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.
Please see Monroe College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy for additional information and the College's complete Title IX Policy.
Enough is Enough
New York State has the most aggressive policy in the nation to fight against sexual assault on college campuses. By standing up and saying “Enough is Enough,” we made a clear and bold statement that sexual violence is a crime, and students can be assured they have a right to have it investigated and prosecuted as one.
The new “Enough is Enough” legislation requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement. With this law, we will better protect all of New York’s college students from rape and sexual assault. Click New York State Enough is Enough for more information.
Title IX Coordinators
The College embraces its Title IX and Sexual Misconduct responsibilities.
Our Title IX Coordinators serve as resources for any Title IX-related related questions or concerns. Such matters include, but are not limited to: dating violence, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking.