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6.4, Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence

Note: This policy incorporates University Policy 6.3, Sexual Assualt.

Policy Statement

Cornell University prohibits its faculty, administrative and academic staff members, postdocs, and undergraduate and graduate students from engaging in any form of prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence, and expects these individuals to refrain from committing acts of discrimination, bias, or sexual assault/violence within the university's jurisdiction. In compliance with applicable federal, state, and local legislation, and university policy, the university maintains processes to provide redress and remediation to individuals or groups who believe they have been the victims of these acts, including the identification of Title IX coordinators, who oversee all Title IX complaints and take steps to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Colleges, departments, and programs may be required to have additional internal processes addressing these matters and are advised to consult with a Title IX coordinator to make sure their processes are consistent with university policy. Members of the university community who have relevant information must cooperate with the university's investigations into prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, or bias activity.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university. The Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City administers its own procedures, covering related Contacts, Definitions, and Responsibilities.

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executives: Provost/ Vice President for Human Resources and Safety Services/Vice President Student and Academic Services
  • Responsible Office: Workforce Policy and Labor Relations/Office of Judicial Administrator/Department of Athletics and Physical Education
  • Dates: Issued: July 8, 1996; Reissued: May 21, 2007; Last Updated: November 7, 2013
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative or human resources office

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University Policy 6.4, Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence

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