Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To this end, through Cornell University Policy 6.4, the university provides means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct, including gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, and sexual exploitation.
We share the responsibility for creating a safer, more caring campus culture in which bias, harassment, and violence have no place—and every member of our community is free to flourish. Cornell University complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
- Cornell is a caring community. For important and timely information to the Cornell community about sexual harassment, assault, gender discrimination and other related forms of violence, please see the Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Education (“SHARE”) website. The site also offers information about the SHARE partners who provide services, support, reporting options, education, and advocacy.
- Cornell University has an enduring commitment to support equality of education and employment opportunity by affirming the value of diversity and by promoting an environment free from discrimination. For more information, please see the Equal Education and Employment Opportunity Statement.
- Cornell University prohibits its faculty, administrative and academic staff members, postdocs, and undergraduate and graduate students from engaging in any form of prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault/violence. For more information on University policy, see Policy 6.4, “Prohibited Discrimination, Protected-Status Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault and Violence.”
- To make a report to Cornell of gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, or other forms of sexual misconduct, go to biasconcerns.cornell.edu to make an online report to Cornell or see the list of other more reporting options.