Information for Syllabi

Faculty are encouraged to put information related to Title IX and their reporting obligations in their syllabi each semester. This helps students make informed choices about with whom they share information if they disclose incidents of sexual misconduct. Below are two samples of paragraphs faculty could include.

Brief Title IX reporting insert:

Please note that if you disclose an experience related to sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking, sexual harassment or sex-based discrimination, your professor is obligated to inform the Title IX Coordinator, lkoenig@ithaca.edu, of all relevant information, including your name. The college will take initial steps to address the incident(s), protect, and, support those directly affected, and enhance the safety of our community. The Title IX Coordinator will work with you to determine the best way to proceed. Information shared in class assignments, class discussions, and at public events do not constitute an official disclosure, and faculty and staff do not have to report these to the Title IX Coordinator. Faculty and staff should be sure that access to campus and community resources related to sexual misconduct are available to students in the case these subjects do arise. Any other disclosure to faculty and staff needs to be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. For more information: https://www.ithaca.edu/share

Detailed Title IX reporting insert:

At Ithaca College, we believe that every individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and we support the creation and maintenance of a safe and positive living and learning environment. Students who experience sexual violence (including dating violence, stalking and sexual assault), sexual harassment, or discrimination based on gender or sexual identity) are encouraged to report their experience to the Title IX Coordinator, lkoenig@ithaca.edu to explore formal and informal reporting options, and explore the support and resources available. The Title IX Coordinator will work with you to determine the best way to proceed and enhance the safety of our community. For more information go to: https://www.ithaca.edu/share

Information shared in class assignments, class discussions, and at public events do not constitute an official disclosure, and faculty and staff do not have to report these to the Title IX Coordinator. Faculty and staff should be sure that access to campus and community resources related to sexual misconduct are available to students in the case these subjects do arise. Any other disclosure to faculty and staff needs to be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

Nearly all faculty and staff members are legally required to disclose any reports of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, and cannot guarantee confidentiality. Confidential resources are not required to disclose reports of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office. .

All students have the right to report to local law enforcement (Ithaca Police, Tompkins County Sheriff, or New York State Police.) All students have the right to be protected by the College from retaliation for reporting an incident and to receive assistance and resources from the College.