Title IX Awareness

The Graduate Center seeks to create and maintain a safe environment in which all members of our campus community —students, faculty, and staff—can learn and work free from fear of sexual assault and other forms of violence. The City University of New York and The Graduate Center prohibit gender-based harassment of any kind, by students, faculty, and staff. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that may include sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Harassing conduct, also implicated by sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence, or stalking on any CUNY campus, creates a “hostile environment” which, when sufficiently severe or pervasive, may limit or interfere with a student’s ability to participate in educational activities, or an employee’s ability to perform his or her job.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct

CUNY Sexual Misconduct Allegation Form (PDF)

CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct covers Title IX Sexual Harassment and Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct matters. A Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct matter is a term used to describe allegations of sexual misconduct that do not meet the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment but will be investigated, adjudicated and resolved pursuant to the procedures in Section XII of the Policy. Title IX Sexual Harassment is a subset of the broader definition of Sexual Harassment as defined by the US Department of Education (DOE) to mean conduct on the basis of sex that occurs in any CUNY's education program or activity against a person in the United States that satisfies conditions listed in the policy.

•  sexual assault or violence (if you are the recent victim of sexual assault, please visit CUNY's Combating Sexual Assault and Other Unwelcome Sexual Behavior page);
•  unwelcome sexual advances;
•  requests for sexual favors;
•  other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature;
•  harassing conduct due to gender, gender identity, or gender orientation;
•  dating or domestic violence;
•  physical, cyber, or electronic stalking; and/or
• unwanted physical conduct of any sort;

View the CUNY Policy on Sexual Misconduct. To report Title IX Sexual Harassment or Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct please contact GC Title IX Officials or by visiting Campus Title IX webpages where the incident occurred.

The City University of New York (“CUNY”) is committed to addressing discrimination and retaliation reports promptly, consistently, and fairly. The following publicly available portal allows for the submission of a report of discrimination and/or retaliation, as prohibited by and defined in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination (“EO Policy”).

For reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including sexual assault, stalking, domestic and intimate violence, please follow the process outlined in CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct and submit a Sexual Misconduct Complaint Form to the Office of Compliance and Diversity. 

This form will be submitted to the Chief Diversity Officer of the CUNY College or school that is implicated. The Chief Diversity Officer will review this report thoroughly and take appropriate action, which may include reaching out to the reporting individual for more information or to explore next steps. A report may be made anonymously. An anonymous report will be taken seriously and reviewed thoroughly; however, the ability to investigate an anonymous report and pursue further action may be limited.

Submit a Report

GC Title IX Officials

Jessica Morak

Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, Compliance and Diversity

John Flaherty

Director, Public Safety and Security

David Boxill

Executive Director, Human Resources

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