Title IX Sexual Assault Policy

Combating Sexual Assault and Other Unwelcome Sexual Behavior

Anyone of any gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race, class or educational level can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Our goal is to help you understand what sexual harassment means and let you know that there are people at CUNY and in the community who can help if you or others experience it.  We want to make sure you understand your rights as a student, CUNY's policies, and other issues related to sexual harassment and assault.

Please click on this link for more information:  https://www1.cuny.edu/sites/title-ix/ccny

Combating Sexual Misconduct

 On August 12, 2020, the CUNY Board of Trustees adopted a revised Policy on Sexual Misconduct, effective August 14, 2020.  This revised Policy supersedes and replaces CUNY’s prior policy and will govern CUNY’s response to allegations of Sexual Misconduct based on conduct alleged to have occurred on or after August 14, 2020.  The revised Policy was necessitated by changes to the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688.  These new regulations were announced on May 6, 2020, and became effective on August 14, 2020. 

Although the new regulations significantly limit the behavior that constitutes Sexual Harassment within the definitions of Sexual Misconduct, CUNY will continue to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate all allegations of Sexual Misconduct that fall outside the new narrower definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment. Further, CUNY’s revised Policy allows for close scrutiny of all reported allegations of Sexual Misconduct. CUNY remains committed to ensuring that its students, faculty, and staff learn and work in an environment free from Sexual Misconduct. CUNY will continue its zero-tolerance toward any form of Sexual Misconduct, while complying with the mandates of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688. 

Lastly, CUNY is resolute in its mission to respond to any allegation of Sexual Misconduct that may affect the CUNY community.

CUNY Sexual Misconduct Complaint Form