Gender Discrimination and Harassment
Title IX of the Education Amendment and University Policy prohibit discrimination in services or benefits offered by the University based upon gender.
Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and therefore prohibited under Title IX. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
The following are examples of types of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment:
- Inappropriate touching, patting or pinching
- Physical assault or coerced sexual activity
- Demands or subtle pressure for sexual favors
- Obscene phone calls, texts, emails, or gestures
Any person (student, faculty, staff or guest) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss these concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the Title IX Coordinator.
It is the policy of this university to provide equal employment and educational opportunity on the basis of merit without discrimination because of age, race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or disability.
Incidents may be reported to:
Title IX Coordinator
|Samantha Testani||Title IX Coordinator||TitleIX@alfredstate.edu||607-587-4028|
|Les Kachurek||Chief of University Police||KachurLP@alfredstate.edu||607-587-3993|
|Matthew Ryan||Sr. Director of Residential Services||RyanMJ@alfredstate.edu||607-587-4350|
|Casey Gross||Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs||GrossCL@alfredstate.edu||607-587-4066|
|Dr. Kelly Higgins||Athletic Director||HigginKJ@alfredstate.edu||607-587-4363|
|Nikkie Hockenberry||Interim Coordinator of Equity, Inclusion & Title IX||HockenNR@alfredstate.edu||607-587-4076|