Title IX, other laws and terminology
When we use the term "Title IX" at Binghamton University, we are referring to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, often cited as 20 USC 1681. You can read the originating 37-words of Title IX online HERE (any highlighting is original to the site, not added by Binghamton University.) The regulations effectuating Title IX can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations – 34 CFR 106. They are much more expansive and you can view them HERE.
Title IX and its supporting regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex at educational institutions like Binghamtonj University that receive federal funding such as Pell grants to support educating students.
"VAWA" refers to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act which amends the Clery Act. VAWA provides specific rights and opportunities to students experiencing dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault and requires institutions to engage in specific reporting, awareness and prevention efforts. You can read more about VAWA HERE. Hint: - click "Executive Summary" for a fast review.
This term refers to the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which is a section of VAWA focusing on supporting complainants and respondents through the provision of balanced processes and assistance finding appropriate helping resources. You can find out more about the SaVE act HERE.
New York State law:
New York State Education Law Title 7, Article 129-B (or 129-B for short) refers to a 2015-enacted law in New York state that, like VAWA, provides information, protections, and education. If you read about it HERE, (click on Education Law [EDN] then scroll to Article 129-B 2/3 of the way down the page) you will see that its requirements are very similar to VAWA overall. What is different is that, as New York State Law, it requires ALL institutions in the state to follow very specific guidelines, including quoting some parts of the law, when interacting with complainants and respondents.
State University of New York (SUNY) Policy:
In October 2014 the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution guaranteeing all SUNY students additional rights, protections, and privileges at all SUNY schools. You can review the rights and Bill of Rights HERE and also HERE!
Andrew R. Baker
Title IX Coordinator
Risk Management and Administrative Compliance
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
Couper Administration Building room 217