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Title IX Information

In keeping with relevant federal and state laws as well as the values of St. John Fisher College, we are committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including discrimination based upon sex.

Title IX Notice

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity and provides that:

No person...shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...

Examples of types of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX include:

  • Sexual harassment occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location;
  • Sexual violence/sexual assault;
  • Discrimination against a student based on sex, including in grading, provision of research opportunities, access to classes and academic programs, or access to medical services;
  • Discrimination against an applicant for admission or employment because of sex;
  • Discrimination against an employee based on sex, including in pay or discipline;
  • Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or
  • Disproportionate awards of financial assistance.

St. John Fisher College prohibits sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and discriminatory harassment. The College does not discriminate on the basis of any of the characteristics protected by law in its education programs and activities, including sex in compliance with Title IV and Title IX. All St. John Fisher College students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests are expected to comply with federal, state, or local laws. The primary official policy statements are available for review:

Title IX Coordinator

Pursuant to Title IX and its regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106), the Title IX coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination:

The Title IX coordinator:

  • Supports those who assist with Title IX compliance;
  • Ensures that College policies and procedures provide prompt and equitable resolutions to allegations of sexual harassment/misconduct;
  • Annually reviews the College’s sexual misconduct and harassment and discrimination policies;
  • Annually reviews the College’s educational programs and opportunities for the campus community regarding the topics of sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination;
  • Informs campus community members about appropriate reporting processes for sexual harassment/misconduct allegations involving campus community member;
  • Tracks/monitors sexual harassment/misconduct allegations involving campus community members;
  • Ensures that training, education, and prevention efforts with respect to sexual harassment/misconduct allegations are provided for campus community members;
  • Promotes the creation of policies, procedures, and notifications designed to ensure the College’s compliance with Title IX;
  • Acts as a liaison to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and other state and federal agencies that enforce Title IX.

Department of Education

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights enforces Title IX on behalf of the United States Government. You may contact the Office of Civil Rights at:

Washington DC (Metro)
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020
Fax: 202-453-6021; TDD: 800-877-8339

Title IX Resources