Notice on Title IX, sexual and interpersonal violence prevention, education and response

April 26, 2023 - 9:30am
To all members of the SUNY Oswego community,

Information regarding sexual and interpersonal violence prevention, education and response is located on the Title IX website

What is Title IX?
Title IX is the federal anti-discrimination law that states: "No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid." (Title IX 1972 Education Amendments).

SUNY Oswego prohibits sex discrimination (includes discrimination based on gender identity, expression and sexual orientation), sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence or any form of interpersonal violence and encourages reporting so that the university can investigate (if applicable) and offer support services. 

Our Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Response Policy includes the requirements of Article 129B (Enough is Enough), the Clery Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. Our Title IX Grievance Policy includes the requirements for the Title IX regulations. Both policies are located on the Title IX policies website. You can find brief descriptions about the laws on the Title IX definitions page.

What does the Title IX coordinator do?
The Title IX coordinator is responsible for sexual and interpersonal violence prevention and response, including coordinating compliance within all areas and departments of the university. The Title IX coordinator provides ongoing training, consultation, and technical assistance on Title IX (and related laws) for students and employees. Title IX investigators assist the Title IX coordinator by investigating cases of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault/violence, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence.

How do I report a violation?
Contact Title IX Coordinator Lisa Evaneski at 315-312-5604 (private voicemail) or (private e-mail). You may also contact the police in the jurisdiction where it happened. Visit the Title IX reporting web page for more information and additional options for reporting.

What happens when I report or someone reports for me?
You will be contacted within 24-48 hours, although current practice is usually within a few hours of report. You can sign up to meet with Title IX Coordinator Lisa Evaneski who will share your options, offer support and refer to on and off campus resources.

Where can I find 24-hour and confidential resources?
Services to Aid Families is the only certified rape crisis and domestic/dating violence center in Oswego County. The 24-hour confidential hotline is 315-342-1600. SUNY also developed an online resource to help you find services all over New York and on our campus. This online resource is also on Oswego's Title IX page.

What are my rights?
Both reporting individual (victim/survivor) and accused/respondents rights are outlined in the policies. The Students Bill of Rights (a requirement of Article 129B) is located on our website.

How can I get involved?
Our prevention education programs are shared online. Follow @ItsOnOz on Facebook, Instagram, LakerLife and Twitter where you can learn more about our campaigns and workshops.

How can I learn more?
Sign up for an informational session. Student organization members and officers can choose from multiple programs listed on the registration form.

Give us feedback
We'd like your opinion on how we can improve the effectiveness of our campus policies and procedures that address sexual and interpersonal violence. We encourage any member of the SUNY Oswego community to share suggestions and/or feedback by making an appointment with me by calling 315-312-5604 or sending your feedback via email: You can also send feedback by filling out a Title IX feedback form.


Lisa M. Evaneski
Title IX Coordinator
SUNY Oswego
Culkin 405
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