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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that: 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.

In short, the law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (gender) in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX applies to educational institutions such as Stony Brook University. 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.

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medicine, and the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) Title IX Coordinator is Marjolie Leonard, who can be reached at   or by calling   631.632.6280.

SBU Prohibits Sexual Misconduct 

Stony Brook University is committed to creating an inclusive environment free of di

scrimination and sexual harassment. Within our commitment, we have developed preventative services, investigative services, and resources for victims of sexual violence.

Stony Brook University Policy P106  and the   Code of Student Responsiblity  prohibit sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  The Office of Equity and Access is charged with addressing complaints that violate these policies.   

Sexual Misconduct Website

Incidents Prohibited and Governed by Title IX 

Reported incidents of sexual misconduct may also be prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the procedures Stony Brook University employs may therefore be governed by regulations and guidance issued by the Department of Education.  Stony Brook has adopted a Title IX Grievance Policy and Procedure which applies in such situations.

The Title iX Home Page is intended to provide student, faculty and staff with information required under regulations and guidance issued by the  US Department of Education, including  our Title IX Grievance Policy and Procedure.   

Title IX Grievance Policy and Procedure

Printable Title IX Grievance Policy and Procedure

If you are the victim of sexual violence, you are not alone.

Sexual violence happens to people of all genders and sexual orientation. Your safety is our primary concern. The following are suggested steps to take after an incident.

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.    

Get Medical Help As Soon As Possible

Within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident, you may walk into the SANE (Sexual Assualt Nurse Examination) 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 the SAFE program for 96 hours after the incident. The SANE program 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.

Related Links:
What is Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE)?
Student Health Service at Stony Brook University

Get Confidential Emotional Support

Confidential emotional support and counseling begin immediately if you go to the SAFE 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.    

Related Resource:
Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist, Samantha August | Cell 
  (631) 457-9981
Provides support and resource options for students who experience sexual violence. Samantha can assist survivors with crisis support/emergency response. 

Related Links:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO)
Sexual Misconduct Resources

File a Sexual Misconduct Complaint

Stony Brook policy prohibits Sexual Misconduct.  Title IX also protects all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff by prohibiting sexual discrimination and harassment. If you wish to file a complaint of sexual misconduct, contact Stony Brook’s Senior Director, Title IX and ADA Coordinator.

Related Links:
Sexual Misconduct Initial Report (Online)

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