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Patricia A. Cody, Esq.,
Chief Diversity Officer,
Title IX Coordinator,
ADA/504 Coordinator

300 Jay Street
Namm Hall, Room N-325
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-4983

CUNY's Policies And Procedures Against Sexual Misconduct

Report all incidents of sexual harassment to your Title IX Coordinator, Director of Public Safety, or Chief Student Affairs Officer

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination on college campuses. It 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 harassment, in all the forms just discussed, is a kind of sex discrimination.

CUNY's Policies On Sexual Misconduct

Every member of the CUNY community, including students, employees and visitors deserves the opportunity to live, learn and work free from sexual harassment, gender-based harassment and sexual violence.

The University has professionals and law enforcement officers who are trained in the field to assist student victims in obtaining help, including immediate medical care, counseling and other essential services.

Faculty members and other employees are prohibited from engaging in consensual intimate relationships with students for whom they have a professional responsibility. For example:

  • an athletic coach cannot engage in an intimate relationship with a student on his/her team.
  • A professor cannot engage in an intimate relationship with a student in his/her course.