Discrimination Complaint Procedure

Non-Discrimination Notice

Pursuant to the State University of New York policy, SUNY Canton is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.  Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the campus community (including, but not limited to, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Amanda Deckert, at (315) 386-7688/wood121@canton.edu. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Nicodeme Auguste, at (315) 386-7399/augus103@canton.edu. Inquiries may also be directed to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Tel. (646) 428-3800; email OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

Discrimination Complaint Procedure

Should a user encounter inaccessible content or functionality on the SUNY Canton website, please contact the Web Designer, Travis Smith at (315) 386-7417/smitht@canton.edu. View SUNY Canton’s Accessibility Statement for more detail on web accessibility.

Complaints/Grievances: Complaints that a SUNY Canton program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Student Accessibility Services.

In addition, the State University of New York has a Discrimination Complaint Procedure that may be utilized to file a complaint of unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability.

View the complete Discrimination Complaint Procedure, both informal and formal processes.