Title IX: Combating Sexual Assault and Other Unwelcome Sexual Behavior

Anyone – of any gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race, class or educational level – can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The goal of this website 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, gender harassment and sexual violence.

On every CUNY campus there is a person who has special training in helping students who are facing issues related to sexual harassment and sexual violence. We urge you to contact this person (who is known as the “Title IX Coordinator”) for guidance or information.

If You Recently Were Sexually Assaulted:

Title IX Coordinator: Mary Jane Shaw
Administration Building, Room 413
(718) 281-5755
Public Safety Director: Edward J. Locke
Library – 3rd Floor
(718) 631-6320
Student Affairs: V.P. Michel A. Hodge
Library Building, Room 412
(718) 631-6351

Assistant Dean Brian Kerr
Library Building Room 417
(718) 631-6314
Human Resources Dean: Liza Larios
Administration Building, Room 505
(718) 631-6356

Counseling Center
Library Building, Room 422
(718) 631-6370

CUNY Work/Life Program
(use company code: CUNY)

Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities at universities receiving federal funds. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion

*Special thanks to Brown University for allowing CUNY to use some of their materials*