Title IX Violations

Forms of misconduct that may initiate Title IX procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Dating Violence - A violent act committed by person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of the relationship shall be determined based on the victim’s statement with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of the relationship, and the frequency of the relationship.
  • Domestic Violence - A violent crime committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner; a person sharing a child with the victim; and/or a person cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner.
  • Sexual Assault - A physical sexual act or acts committed against another person without consent. Sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment. Sexual assault includes what is commonly known as “rape” (including what is commonly called “date rape” and “acquaintance rape”), fondling, statutory rape and incest. For statutory rape, the age of consent in New York State is 17 years old.
  • Sex Discrimination - Includes all forms of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties against employees, students, or third parties. Students, employees, and third parties are prohibited from harassing others whether or not the harassment occurs on the SUNY campus or whether it occurs during work hours. Sex discrimination can be carried out by other students, college employees, or third parties. All acts of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, are prohibited by Title IX.
  • Sexual Harassment - Unwelcome, gender-based verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct that is sexual in nature and sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differentials, the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
  • Sexual Violence - Physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or perpetrated where a person is incapable of giving consent. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.
  • Stalking - Engaging in a course of conduct (two or more acts by which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates about a person or interferes with his or her property); is directed at a specific person; and causes a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or causes that person to suffer substantial emotional damage.
  • Unlawful Dissemination or Publication of an Intimate Image – This crime occurs when:

1a) a person intentionally disseminates or publishes a still or video image of another person, who is identifiable from the image itself or from information displayed in connection with the still or video image, without the other person’s consent and:

1b) when the still or video image was taken under circumstances when the person depicted had a reasonable expectation that the image would remain private.  

For full information regarding the unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image please click here.