Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, and Sexual Harassment

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.
– Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Purchase College, State University of New York, is a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, and in accordance with the provisions of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, all of its education programs and activities are subject to the provisions of Title IX of that act that protect against discrimination on the basis of gender. Athletic programs are not the only academic realm governed by Title IX. Title IX applies to all departments, programs, and activities, on and off campus, available to students at Purchase College, in addition to employment. Title IX prohibits sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and sexual violence.

Please direct questions, comments, or concerns relating to Title IX to:

Joel Aure
Affirmative Action/Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (914) 251-5982
Email: joel.aure@purchase.edu
Student Services Building, Third Floor


The Title IX coordinator’s core responsibilities include overseeing the college’s response to Title IX reports and complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints.

With the exception of reports made to the Counseling Center, Wellness Center, and Health Services, the Title IX coordinator should be informed of all reports and complaints raising Title IX issues, even if the report or complaint was initially filed with another individual or office or if the investigation will be conducted by another individual or office. Please refer to Mandatory Reporting for more information.