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Title IX-Related College Policies


SUNY Plattsburgh has created policies to uphold the values and goals of our campus. Please take the time to review these policies, as they are posted for both your knowledge and an obligation to best practice on our campus.

Sexual Misconduct Policies

SUNY Plattsburgh has created policies to uphold the values and goals of our campus. Please take the time to review these policies, as they are posted for both your knowledge and an obligation to best practice on our campus.

"Sexual harassment is a violation of federal and state equal opportunity laws, both in employment and in education. SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to providing a safe environment for employees and for students, and will not tolerate sexual harassment. You have the right to pursue your studies or your job in an atmosphere free from harassment and discrimination. SUNY Plattsburgh and I, as its President, take seriously the responsibility to provide such an environment. If you believe you have been a victim of sexual harassment, please take the steps outlined below."
SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling, Ph.D.

Sexual Discrimination and Harassment

Definitions, Reporting & Support

  • What Is Sexual Harassment?

    Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits, on the basis of sex, an individual’s ability to perform their work or participate in or benefit from the College’s education program and/or activities. This can include such acts as comments, gestures, or physical contact that meet the standard set forth above. Sexual harassment can involve a quid pro quo in which an employee with authority demands sexual favors of a subordinate employee or a student with either a reward promised or punishment threatened. Sexual harassment can involve the establishment of a hostile work or school environment.

    Note that students may be the one to harass students. Staff and faculty may be the one to harass students or other staff. Students may establish a hostile environment for faculty and staff. Women or men may be harassers; men or women may be targets; transgender individuals may also be the one to harass or the one being harassed.

    Sexual assault is considered an instance of sexual harassment.

    Review sexual misconduct policies



"Your complaint will be taken seriously and investigated."


 

Additional Information

Find out more about sexual harassment and the law from these websites:

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