Title IX, the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states "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."
Sexual Misconduct, including but not limited to Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Harassment and Stalking, is a form of illegal discrimination in that it denies or limits an individual's ability to participate in or benefit from the Institute's programs or activities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning, living, and working environment in which no member of the Rensselaer community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in any Institute program or activity. The Institute takes gender-based and sexual-based violence seriously, and provides support and information to all members of Rensselaer community.
All students should, and all faculty and staff, who are considered "Responsible Employees," must report a sexual assault and sexual misconduct incident immediately. In addition, access to care and support services regardless of where the incident occurred is available.
- What Can I Do?
- Complaint Process
- Filing a Complaint
- Student Sexual Misconduct Bill of Rights
PARENTS: If you want additional information about the Title IX Program of Rensselaer, please contact one of the Institute's Title IX Coordinators at (518) 276-4093; (518) 276-3065 or (518) 276-3980. This website contains the relevant Institute Policies and Procedures for filing an internal and/or external complaint, and for receiving confidential care and support services.