Title IX Resources at RIT
Title IX violations are taken very seriously at RIT. The university is committed to investigating complaints of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, and to ensure that appropriate action is taken to stop the behavior, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.
Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender. All students, faculty, and staff are protected under Title IX and have the right to an internal complaint if they themselves or someone they know at RIT has experienced any of the following prohibited behaviors:
- Sexual Misconduct means sexual activity that is not based on affirmative, mutual, knowing, and freely given consent by individuals with the capacity to consent, including sexual assault, nonconsensual sexual contact, and non-consensual sexual intercourse.
- Sexual Harassment means unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which unreasonably interferes with work or the educational environment. Sexually harassing conduct is offensive, unwanted or intimidating behavior of a sexual nature and may be physical, verbal, written, visual, or may occur by electronic means.
- Sexual Violence means any act of a sexual nature prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws including, but not limited to rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion.
- Gender Discrimination is much like sexual harassment and is evaluated based on the same standards. However, gender-based harassment need not be sexual in nature and is instead characterized by hostility because of gender, gender expression, or gender-stereotyping, including failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
- Retaliation for reporting acts of discrimination listed above
For a full list of Title IX reporting options and contacts, visit the RIT Title IX website.