Purchase College does not discriminate against any person in employment, educational programs and activities, or admission on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, handicap/disability, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, and domestic victim status.
Purchase College is committed to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as SUNY Board of Trustees policy.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity. One type of sex discrimination is sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Sexual harassment may include:
Sexual violence has been defined as “physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person''s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent,” including rape, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Domestic victim status has been defined by the Human Rights Law as an individual who is a victim of an act that would constitute a family offense under New York Family Court Act § 812. It is unlawful to discriminate against a domestic violence victim in hiring for a job, job advancement, requests for use of leave time, or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. It is also unlawful for an employer to take an action in retaliation for filing a complaint of discrimination.
On-campus inquiries or complaints regarding Title IX violations may be addressed to:
Michele Baptiste, JD
Affirmative Action Officer
Student Services Building, Room 313A
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
For additional information and updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/departments/humanresources/AffirmativeAction.aspx.