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Title IX Resources For Employee

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


General Resources

Sexual Violence Confidential Resource and Reporting Options
Title IX Incident Report (Online)
Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources
Stony Brook Campus Safety Information
Address Confidentiality Program

Employee Obligations

What are my obligations to report as a University Employee?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. Sexual harassment includes acts of sexual misconduct and a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Pursuant to this law, once a school has received notice of possible sexual misconduct, it must take immediate action to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. These actions are the school’s responsibility whether or not the individual who was harassed makes a complaint or otherwise asks the school to take action; reasonable steps to promptly respond are still required. All University employees, except those designated as "confidential employee", are strongly encouraged to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator within 24 hours after the report has been made, or as soon as possible. Resident Assistants (RAs), Graduate Assistants, Student Assistants and Student Coaches are also required to report any incidents of sexual misconduct they received or observed when serving in formal capacity.

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