• Title IX Online Resources

Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action

For 24/7/365 Immediate Assistance

If you are the victim of sexual violence, you are not alone. Sexual violence happens to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Your safety is our primary concern. The following are suggested steps to take after an incident.

  1. Be Safe. If you are in immediate danger contact University Police at 333 from a campus phone or 631.632.3333 from a non-campus phone. If you are not on campus, contact 911 for your local police

    Go to a safe place and seek immediate support from a trusted friend, family member or university staff member

  2. Get Medical Help as soon as possible.

    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Center at Stony Brook University Hospital

    Within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident, you may walk into the SANE Center and request a free medical and forensic exam. The nurse is trained to obtain evidence should you decide to report the incident to police and/or press charges. You are provided an emergency room companion and crisis counseling begins immediately. Recommendations are to NOT bathe, change clothes, eat or use the bathroom immediately after an assault as doing so could destroy evidence. But even if you have already taken any of these actions you can still access SANE services for 96 hours after the incident. SANE services is open to all genders at no cost, your parents will not be notified, and you will not be required to make a police report.

    Student Health Service at Stony Brook University

    If 96 hours (4 days) have passed since the incident, you may obtain confidential medical care on campus at the Student Health Service located next to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium parking.

  3. Get Confidential Emotional Support. Confidential emotional support and counseling begins immediately if you go to the SANE Center for a medical exam within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident.

    Free support is also available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located on the second floor of the Student Health Service building.

    You can also use off-campus counseling services at VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center by calling their Hotline at 631-360-3606.

  4. File a Title IX Complaint. A federal law known as Title IX protects all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff by prohibiting sexual discrimination and harassment in all forms. If you wish to file a complaint of sexual misconduct, contact Stony Brook’s Director for Title IX and Risk Management

What to do if you know a victim of sexual misconduct:

Encourage that person to read this document, seek medical care and talk to a trained counselor or sexual assault advocate. Be clear that you support that person. Most importantly, consider and protect that person’s privacy. Be sensitive to what they are going through as part of the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Title IX

What is Title IX?

The University is dedicated to allow equal access to education by promoting diversity and developing a safe education environment for the campus community. In our efforts to achieve this goal, the University has appointed a Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator helps to provide a safe educational and work environment for the campus community by providing information about available on and off campus resources, to monitor our campus climate, and to explain the University processes and to help individuals navigate through the system.

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 P106: Stony Brook University is committed to creating and maintaining workplace, educational, and recreational environments that are safe and accessible, and free of all forms of discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including non-consensual sexual contact, sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Such behavior is prohibited and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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For Students:

The University is dedicated to provide the best educational environment for our students and have highlighted some resources in respect to reporting Title IX incidents or concerns. You may also choose to contact the Title IX Coordinator by sending us an email at TitleIX@stonybrook.edu or contacting ODAA. For training on Title IX, please click here.

For Employees:

Stony Brook University prohibits sexual harassment, which consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature when:

  • submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's employment or academic advancement
  • submission to, or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individuals
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, living, or academic environment; and/or
  • physical sexual contact occurs without consent

Employees are required to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence to the Title IX Coordinator. Employees may also contact the Title IX coordinator if they are a victim of sexual harassment or sexual violence. Please click on the following resources:

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Fill Out The Report Form:

Please note that you need to log in to report an incident using the on-line report form. If you can not log in, or feel uncomfortable to, you may contact the Title IX coordinator at TitleIX@stonybrook.edu or 631-632-6280.

If you are in immediate danger, we strongly encourage you to contact campus police at 911 (internal phone system) or 631-632-3333 (cell phone) or Suffolk County Police at 911 for immediate assistance.

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Contact info

Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action

201 Administration Building

Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251

Tel: 631.632.6280

Fax: 631.632.9428

Email: TitleIX@stonybrook.edu

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Request Training:

Please note that you need to log in to request training for your department. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at TitleIX@stonybrook.edu or 631-632-6280.

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Haven Online Student Training:

Haven is an online training program. If you have any questions, you may contact our office at odaa@stonybrook.edu or 631-632-6280.

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