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What is Title IX:

The Law 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 20 U.S.C. section 1681

Stony Brook University Policy: Non-Discrimination P105:
Consistent with federal and state guidelines, Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veterans' status in its educational programs or employment.

Title IX also prohibits other forms of sex discrimination such as harassment or sexual violence.

Who is covered by Title IX?
Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. Since Stony Brook University is one of those institutions, ALL students are covered by Title IX.

What does the Title IX Coordinator do?
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for oversight of: The Title IX Coordinator is the designated agent of the University with primary responsibility for coordinating University Title IX compliance efforts.

    Notification and Education:
  • Dissemination of educational materials
  • Coordinating training for students and employees about their rights under Title IX
    Grievance Procedures:
  • Receive and process inquires and complaints of alleged discriminatory behaviors that are in violation of Title IX.
    Monitor compliance:
  • Review Title IX cases that received in other offices. Partner with the following offices to safeguard students rights and responsibilities:
    • University Police
    • University Community Standards/Residential Community Standards
    • Human Resources
    • Labor Relations
    • Athletics
    • Examine and review of all SBU internal practices related to all aspects of Title IX; remain abreast of current state and federal laws as it relates to Title IX; implement best practices utilized by other institutions.

Contact Information:
For information, counseling, or to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, which includes sexual violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, contact:

Marjolie Leonard
Director for Title IX and Risk Management
201 Administration Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251
Phone: 631.632.6280
Fax 631.632.9428
Title IX at stonybrook.edu

Information about the complaint process and interim measures can be found at:
Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action (ODAA)
University Community Standards (UCS)
Employee and Labor Relations

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Additional On-line Resources:
Center for Prevention and Outreach | Information on Sexual Assault | Judical Process
| Stony Brook University Police

Title IX Resources

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