Title IX Syllabus Language

Instructors may include the language below in their syllabi if they want to offer Title IX information to their students. Including this language is optional, not mandatory; however, if instructors opt to include Title IX language in a syllabus, they may not change the language provided below. Instructors interested in including a Title IX statement that at all differs from that provided below must contact the Director of Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.

The SUNY-wide Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Policies prohibit offenses defined as sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence (dating or domestic violence), sexual exploitation, and stalking. The SUNY-wide Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Policies apply to the entire University at Albany community, including students, faculty, and staff of all gender identities. The University at Albany provides a variety of resources for support and advocacy to assist individuals who have experienced sexual offenses.

Confidential support and guidance can be found through the Counseling Center (518-442-5800, https://www.albany.edu/counseling_center), the University Health Center (518-442-5454, https://www.albany.edu/health_center), and the Interfaith Center (518-489-8573, https://www.albany.edu/spirituality/onCampus.shtml). Individuals at these locations will not report crimes to law enforcement or university officials without permission, except for in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency. Additionally, the advocates at the University at Albany's Advocacy Center for Sexual violence are available to assist students without sharing information that could identify them (518-442-CARE, https://www.albany.edu/advocacycenter).

Sexual offenses can be reported non-confidentially to the Title IX Coordinator within The Office of Equity and Compliance (518-442-3800, https://www.albany.edu/equity-compliance, Hudson Building, Room 117) and/or the University Police Department (518-442-3131, http://police.albany.edu).

Please note, faculty members are considered "responsible employees" at the University at Albany, meaning that they are required to report all known relevant details about a complaint of sexual violence to the University's Title IX Coordinator, including names of anyone involved or present, date, time, and location.

In case of an emergency, please call 911.