Title IX

Helpful information for students, employees and visitors

On Sept. 19, President Obama launched his "It's On Us" Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign urging all of us to pledge that we will help prevent sexual assault on college campuses. 

President Obama's new video that accompanies the "It's On Us" Campaign is above and being shown on all campus digital signage screens where sound is available by Monday. In the near future, we will develop our own SUNY Oswego video on this important topic.

Sexual assault is everyone's problem. We must all work to build a culture of respect and shared responsibility. 

#ItsOnUs to:

  • Step up and say something
  • Not look the other way
  • Take the Pledge to help stop sexual assault

Join me and take the Pledge at http://ItsOnUs.org.

Deborah F. Stanley, President

On Sept. 30, the Student Association passed a resolution (Word doc, 779 Kb) to a standing ovation in support of the "It's On Us" campaign.

What is Title IX?

Title IX is the federal anti- discrimination law that states:  "No person in the U.S. 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 1972 Education Amendments). 

Title IX bans sex discrimination throughout our college and campus community -- in all programs and activities including, but not limited to, academic and athletic programs, financial aid and student records and accounts, health and counseling services, and housing and residence life programs. 

Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence, which is a crime.  

How do I report an incident?

See our incident report page, or information on reporting a sexual assault.