About Title IX: What You May Not Know
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Key Campus Contacts
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Public Safety
718-368-5069 or 4800L-202 (2nd floor of Library)
Title IX Coordinator
Men’s Resource Center
1. Statement of Purpose
2. Scope of Policy
4. Process to Report and Resolve Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment, Discrimination
5. Resources and Emergency Support Services
6. How to File a Report
The following is an overview of the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct; The Full CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct is available here
Every member of The City University of New York (“CUNY”) community, including students, employees and visitors, deserves the opportunity to live, learn and work free from Sexual Misconduct (sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence). Accordingly, CUNY is committed to:
1) Defining conduct that constitutes prohibited Sexual Misconduct;
2) Providing clear guidelines for students, employees and visitors on how to report incidents of Sexual Misconduct and a commitment that any complaints will be handled respectfully;
3) Promptly responding to and investigating allegations of Sexual Misconduct, pursuing disciplinary action when appropriate, referring the incident to local law enforcement when appropriate, and taking action to investigate and address any allegations of retaliation;
4) Providing ongoing assistance and support to students and employees who make allegations of Sexual Misconduct;
5) Providing awareness and prevention information on Sexual Misconduct, including widely disseminating this policy, as well as a “students’ bill of rights” and implementing training and educational programs on Sexual Misconduct to college constituencies; and
6) Gathering and analyzing information and data that will be reviewed in order to improve safety, reporting, responsiveness and the resolution of incidents.
This is the sole policy at CUNY addressing Sexual Misconduct and is applicable at all college and units at the University. It will be interpreted in accordance with the principles of academic freedom adopted by CUNY’s Board of Trustees.
Students are encouraged to contact Kingsborough’s Title IX Coordinator for concerns or questions relating to sexual misconduct, discrimination and/or harassment:
Title IX Coordinator718-368-6896 E-115
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submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual's employment or academic standing or is used as the basis for employment decisions or for academic evaluation, grades, or advancement (quid pro quo); or
such conduct is sufficiently serious that it alters the conditions of, or has the effect of substantially interfering with, an individual's educational or work experience by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment (hostile environment). The effect will be evaluated based on the perspective of a reasonable person in the position of a complainant.
Conduct is considered "unwelcome" if the individual did not request or invite it and considered the conduct to be undesirable or offensive.
While it is not possible to list all circumstances that might constitute sexual harassment, the following are some examples of conduct that might constitute sexual harassment depending on the totality of the circumstances:
Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact or suggestive body language, such as touching, groping, patting, pinching, hugging, kissing, or brushing against an individual's body;
Verbal abuse or offensive comments of a sexual nature, including sexual slurs, persistent or pervasive sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes, degrading words regarding sexuality or gender, suggestive or obscene letters, notes, or invitations;
Visual displays or distribution of sexually explicit drawings, pictures, or written materials; or
Undue and unwanted attention, such as repeated inappropriate flirting, staring, or making sexually suggestive gestures.
Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact (i.e., any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person for the purpose of gratifying sexual desire of either party) that occurs without consent and/or through the use of force, threat of force, intimidation, or coercion.
Examples of sexual assault include:
Rape and attempted rape is engaging or attempting to engage in sexual intercourse with another person: (a) without such person's consent; (b) where such person is incapable of giving consent by reason of being mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless; or (c) where such person is less than seventeen years old. Sexual intercourse includes vaginal or anal penetration, however slight.
Criminal sexual act is engaging in oral or anal sexual conduct with another person without such person's consent.
(c) Forcible touching is intentionally touching the sexual or other intimate parts of another person without the latter's consent for the purpose of degrading or abusing such person; or for the purpose of gratifying the actor's sexual desire.
Sexual abuse is subjecting another person to sexual contact without the latter's consent.
Stalking is intentionally engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that:
(1) is likely to cause reasonable fear of material harm to the physical health, safety or property of such person, a member of such person's immediate family or a third party with whom such person is acquainted; or (2) causes material harm to the mental or emotional health of such person, where such conduct consists of following, telephoning or initiating communication or contact with such person, a member of such person's immediate family or a third party with whom such person is acquainted; or
(3) is likely to cause such person to reasonably fear that her/his employment, business or career is threatened, where such conduct consists of appearing, telephoning or initiating communication or contact at such person's place of employment or business, and the actor was previously clearly informed to cease that conduct.
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