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Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX, passed in 1972, was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions.

The law states:

“ No person in the United State shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX benefits both males and females.  It requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex. Under this law, males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment in all aspects of higher education.

Who is covered by Title IX?

Educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance are covered by Title IX. Since Jefferson Community College is one of those institutions, ALL students and employees are covered by Title IX.

Jefferson’s Title IX Office

Jefferson’s Title IX Office serves all members of the college community, including students, faculty and other academic personnel, staff employees, non-students or non-employee participants in college-sponsored programs.

The office provides

  • assistance resolving and investigating complaints of sex discrimination and sexual harassment (including sexual assault).
  • a prompt and effective response to reports of sex discrimination or sexual harassment in accordance with college policies and procedures. 

Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

The Title IX Office seeks to eliminate sex discrimination and sexual harassment by educating the college community, about what constitutes sex discrimination and sexual harassment, how to prevent it and how to report it.

The college does not tolerate sex discrimination or sexual harassment of any kind. Such conduct is prohibited both by law and by college policies.

Who to Contact

Any member or visitor of the college community who has questions or concerns about sex discrimination or sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator or any campus administrator.

Any member or visitor of the college community who experiences sexual assault, including rape, is strongly encouraged to report his/her incident to the the local police: 911, Security Office (315) 786-2222, the Health Office at (315) 786-2376, the Title IX Coordinator, or any campus administrator. 

Additionally, the NYS Police maintains a dedicated hotline for reporting sexual assaults on college and university campuses at 1-844-845-7269.

Related Links

Jefferson Community College's Non-discrimination Policy
Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Prohibition Policy
Affirmative Consent Definition
Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights
Sexual Violence Response Procedures
Alcohol and Drug Amnesty Policy
2016 Title IX Campus Climate Survey
Plain Language Distinction between NYS Penal Law and College Disciplinary Process