In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State Human Rights Law, SUNY Board of Trustees policy and other federal, state, and local laws , it is the policy of this college to provide equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons; to prohibit illegal discrimination based on age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, pre-disposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, disability, or criminal conviction; and to promote the full realization of equal education and employment opportunity through a positive and continuing program of affirmative action for the college as a whole and for each constituent unit. It is the intent of the college to comply with the spirit of Federal and State regulations relating to the affirmative action obligations toward all protected classes, not only because the regulations are law, but also because they prescribe just actions.
This policy guides all college educational and employment policies, practices and actions, including, but not limited to, recruitment, application process, enrollment, program access, examination and testing, hiring, training, grading, financial aid, disciplinary actions, rates of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer and reassignment, discharge, renewal, non-renewal, training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment, educational status, and access to college programs and activities.
SUNY Cobleskill will provide accommodations to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The college will further provide accommodations to ensure the full participation of individuals in college programs, when such accommodations are reasonable and necessary, due to an individual's religion, pregnancy, maternity, or breastfeeding status.
Employees, students, applicants or other members of the college community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All complaints of sexual violence, including assault, stalking, harassment, intimate partner violence, and other forms of sexually intimidating or threatening conduct will be promptly investigated by the Title IX Coordinator in cooperation with University Police. Sexual harassment consists of non-consensual sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct on or off campus, when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual's employment or academic standing; or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions or for academic evaluation, grades, or advancement; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic or work environment. Sexual harassment may be found in a single episode, as well as in persistent behavior.
Questions or concerns regarding SUNY Cobleskill's nondiscrimination programs should be addressed to Nicole Field, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator; Office of Human Resources, 123 Knapp Hall, Cobleskill, NY 12043; (518) 255-5514; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional resources and information about Title IX, please go to: http://www.cobleskill.edu/titlexi