What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that protects people from sex and gender discrimination in education programs and activities. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and/or sexual coercion.
Title IX states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
SUNY Maritime is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex and gender.
In furtherance of its commitment, Maritime College has appointed a full-time Title IX coordinator to manage the college's response to reports of gender inequity and discrimination, which includes reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Faculty, staff, and administrators who receive complaints or have knowledge of discrimination based on sex and gender, sexual harassment or any form of sexual violence are obligated to report complaints to one of the Title IX coordinators or deputy Title IX coordinators.
Maritime College provides options, support and services to students, staff, faculty and visitors who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex discrimination, regardless of whether the crime or violation occurs on campus, off campus, while studying abroad, during shore-side internships, during summer sea term, or during cadet-shipping assignments.