At Rensselaer, we are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and inclusive learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Our Title IX office administers Title IX policies and thoroughly investigates all Title IX complaints. We also provide members of the campus community involved in Title IX matters with supportive resources and we educate the campus about sexual misconduct prevention.
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law prohibiting sex discrimination. The Title IX section of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 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.” Under Title IX, sexual misconduct is considered a form of sex discrimination.
What is Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Sexual misconduct is not tolerated at Rensselaer, and it is a violation of Institute policy, and state and federal law.