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Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Title IX at Buffalo State

From the Chief Diversity Officer
This memo serves as an annual notice to the Buffalo State community to provide information about Title IX.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: “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.” Most people understand Title IX only in terms of its application to gender equity in athletics; however, Title IX extends protections against discrimination to educational institutions. These protections are not just for students; faculty and staff are covered by the protections of Title IX also.

The Title IX coordinator for Buffalo State is the chief diversity officer, Karen A. Clinton Jones. She can be reached at (716) 878-6210, joneska@buffalostate.edu, or Cleveland Hall 415.

The types of activities that invoke Title IX protections are gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, bullying (based on g