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Welcome to the Title IX Office

The Title IX Office  is responsible for preventing and responding to acts of sex and gender discrimination, which includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.  

What isTitle IX?

Title IX is the federal anti-discrimination law that states:

"No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." 

(Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments)

Title IX prohibits any discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Everyone has a right to equal access under Title IX, regardless of their sex, gender, or gender identity. 

Title IX applies to institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education and requires the University's educational programs and activities to operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.  In addition to Title IX, members of our campus community are protected by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and NYS Education Law 129B – regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin. 

How can I report Sexual Harassment? 

Title IX Coordinator 

Marcus L. Foster, JD
  Blake Hall C 118
585-245-5023 | 585-376-0759 (24/7 cell)
mfoster@geneseo.edu