Title IX

What is Title IX

“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…” 20 U.S.C. § 1681

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. This includes admission into the university, financial aid awards, athletic programs, internships, school-related conferences, participation in club sports and organizations, and other SUNY Brockport sponsored activities.

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex may include sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, pay inequity, and pregnancy discrimination. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender non-conformity.

Title IX Officer

Nicodeme Auguste
Title IX Coordinator

If You are Assaulted

  • Get to a safe place as soon as you can.
  • If an emergency, contact SUNY Canton University Police immediately at 315-386-7777 or use a Blue Light emergency phone.
  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do NOT shower/bathe/wash, douche, change clothing, comb hair, drink or eat, or do anything that would alter a physical exam. Wait until after one has been completed at a hospital. Also, do not launder clothing and/or bedding or throw away anything that can be used as evidence.

How to Report

Other Options

Victims and/or complainants that are not sure whether they are ready to, or want to, formally report, should contact the Personal Counseling Center or the Davis Health Center, as they are not required to file a report. They can maintain confidentiality for the victim/complainant. Victims will be made aware of his/her options and provided with all of the necessary remedies and resources information.

Personal Counseling Center
Melinda Miller, Director of Counseling
Miller Campus Center 225
(315) 386-7314

Davis Health Services
Amanda Persons, Director of Student Health Services
Miller Campus Center 004
(315) 386-7333

Additional Resources

If you are a member of a SUNY community and have experienced sexual assault, violence, or a related crime, the SUNY Resources on Sexual Assault & Violence (SAVR) website provides additional resources and options for reporting the crime to law enforcement and the campus.