What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.
“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.”
Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and/or sexual coercion.
SUNY Maritime College is committed to promptly responding to and addressing complaints of sex discrimination, as required by Title IX. Faculty, staff, and administrators who receive complaints or have knowledge of sexual harassment or any form of sexual violence are obligated to report complaints to one of the Title IX Deputy Coordinators/Title IX Coordinator below.
If the accused individual is a student, the complaint should be reported to one of the individuals below
- William Imbriale
Interim Dean of Student Affairs
- Ms. Catie Hanft
Deputy Commandant of Cadets Regiment
1st Deck D Dorm
- Ms. Tina Prendergast
Director of Residential Life
- Mr. Myron Pryjmak Chief of Police
University Police Front Gate
- Ms. Arianne Romeo
Assistant Dean of Student Life & Orientation
If the accused individual is an employee or a visitor, the complaint should be reported to:Title IX Coordinator
1. Ms. Lu-Ann Plaisance
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
Human Resource Services
McMurray Hall Rm. 209
The protections of Title IX also extend to sexual harassment and sexual assault or violence that impairs or interferes with access to equitable educational and employment opportunities. Title IX is applicable to all members of the campus community, individuals doing business with the campus, those utilizing campus facilities, those who engage in volunteer activities or work activities in connection with or for SUNY Maritime College.