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Title IX Policies and Procedures

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs, including athletic programs, or activities that receive federal funding.

“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.”

Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, rape, and sexual assault.

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Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights

The State University of New York and Genesee Community College are committed to providing options, support and assistance to victims/survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking to ensure that they can continue to participate in College-wide and campus programs, activities, and employment.

Sexual Violence Response Procedures

(See also Sexual Assault & Violence Response (SAVR) Resources available from the State University of NY [SUNY].)

In accordance with the Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights, victims/survivors shall have the right to pursue a number of options in response to sexual violence.

Confidentially Disclosing Sexual Violence

The State University of New York and Genesee Community College want the victim/survivor to get the information and support he/she needs regardless of whether he/she would like to move forward with a report of sexual violence to campus officials or to police. This document is aimed at helping the victim/survivor understand how confidentiality applies to different resources that may be available to them.

Title IX Grievance Process

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits any person in the United States from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in seeking access to any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The U.S. Department of Education, which enforces Title IX, has long defined the meaning of Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination broadly to include various forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence that interfere with a student’s ability to equally access our educational programs and opportunities. On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Based on that Final Rule, Genesee Community College has implemented a Title IX Grievance Policy, effective August 14, 2020.

Student Code of Conduct

The student Code of Conduct at GCC exists to protect the interests of the college community and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with our policies.

Policy on Sexual Harassment

Genesee Community College operates under Executive Order #19 which was first issued 1983 and forbids Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Genesee Community College is committed to enforcing this Executive Order so that all employees may work in an environment that is free of discrimination.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Genesee Community College is committed to ensuring equal employment and educational opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. This includes, but is not limited to, student admissions, counseling, housing, grading, financial aid, recruitment, application process, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, compensation, promotion, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment, educational status, and access to college programs and activities.

Policy for Alcohol and/or Drug use Amnesty in Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Cases

The health and safety of every student at the State University of New York and its State-operated and community colleges is of utmost importance. Genesee Community College recognizes that students may be hesitant to report Title IX incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct.

Responsible Employees

Most employees at Genesee Community College are required to report information they encounter that could be considered sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or any other sex-based discrimination regardless of when or where the behavior occurred. This information identifies who is considered a responsible employee and the steps they must take if a Title IX incident is reported to them.

SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Campus Climate Survey

Genesee Community College participated in the 2019 University-wide Biennial SUNY Uniform Campus Climate Survey. The Survey gathered information about student and employee experience with sexual and interpersonal violence and knowledge of policies and resources. This page summarizes the results.

Crime Prevention and Reports

GCC offers a variety of programs to help students, faculty and staff stay safe. Those programs are outlined in detail in the Campus Crime Report. The campus also works with local law enforcement to keep the College community safe.

Distinctions Between the New York State Penal Law and the College Disciplinary Processes

This chart was developed by SUNY to help explain to reporting individuals and other members of the campus community the difference between the criminal process and college disciplinary process.

Pregnancy-Related Conditions and Accommodations

Title IX also provides protections for people in regard to pregnancy. Students in need of accommodations as a result of a pregnancy-related condition should contact the Office of Access & Accommodations at access@genesee.edu. You may also visit C219 in the Main Building of the Batavia Campus. The Access and Accommodation Services web pages may also offer more information regarding accommodations and our process.