Non-Discrimination Policy

SUNY Oswego values the contributions to learning for its members that result from maintaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff. SUNY Oswego does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, nationality, creed, color, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.

The goal of SUNY Oswego is to nurture members' abilities and capacities for appreciation of living and working together in a diverse learning environment. Members must not expose others to discriminatory acts of any form related to gender, race, nationality, creed, color, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability since such acts, either active or passive, create a hostile environment.

Members of the college community who experience or observe discrimination should immediately report their experience or observation to either:

The college's interim Affirmative Action Officer:
Howard Gordon
President's Office, 707 Culkin Hall
howard.gordon@oswego.edu
315-312-2213

Or

The college's Title IX Coordinator:
Lisa Evaneski
Office of Student Conduct and Compliance, 501 Culkin Hall
lisa.evaneski@oswego.edu
315-312-5604

The Title IX coordinator is responsible for monitoring overall Title IX implementation for the institution and coordinating compliance with all areas and departments covered under Title IX regulations. The Title IX coordinator will meet with the complainant to explain the available options and processes and investigate the complaint. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights.

Members of the college community may file a complaint as directed above and/or with the Office of Civil Rights, using OCR's online complaint form, or via mail:

Office for Civil Rights,
New York Office
U. S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500

Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
E-mail: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

Reports of discrimination that happen off campus may also be reported to the college or to the OCR.

Discrimination on the basis of gender, race, nationality, creed, color, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability is illegal and can be redressed through institutional procedures which conform to State and Federal statutes:

Federal Legislation
Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments

New York State Legislation
New York State Human Rights Law
Governor's Executive Order 40.1 (1980)
State University of New York Board of Trustees