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2017-2018

Cornell Policy 6.4 Formal Complaints against Students in the 2017-2018 Academic Year[1]


Introduction

This statistical summary provides information on Policy 6.4 Formal Complaints made against students during the 2017-2018 academic year. The statistics are anonymized consistent with the privacy provision in the policy.

Note: The information contained herein accounts only for reports and Formal Complaints received by the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX[2]. Formal Complaints against staff and faculty members under Policy 6.4 during the 2017-2018 academic year were received by the Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations.


Reports

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX received 504 reports of alleged Policy 6.4 violations. This number includes reports of sexual or related misconduct and prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity against students, staff, faculty, unaffiliated individuals, and unknown or unidentified individuals. There can be multiple allegations of prohibited conduct in a single report.

Prohibited Conduct Number of Reports
Aiding Prohibited Conduct 1
Attempting to Commit Prohibited Conduct 5
Dating and Domestic Violence 66
Discrimination 3
Retaliation 15
Sexual Assault 194
Sexual Exploitation 45
Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment 171
Stalking 34
Violating an Interim Measure 24

Note: Reports of alleged bias and Policy 6.4 violations that did not involve sexual and or related misconduct were received by the Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations and the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity. A copy of the FY18 Reporting Bias System Annual Report is available at https://diversity.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/uploaded-files/Annual%20Report%20FY%202018.pdf.


Formal Complaints

Prohibited student conduct subject to a Formal Complaint under Policy 6.4 in the 2017-2018 academic year included:

  • Aiding Prohibited Conduct
  • Attempting to Commit Prohibited Conduct
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Violating an Interim Measure

Definitions of prohibited conduct can be found at http://titleix.cornell.edu/prohibited-conduct/.

During the 2017-2018 academic year a total of 64 Formal Complaints of prohibited conduct under Policy 6.4 were made against students. Of the 64 complaints, 42 were made against undergraduate students, and 22 were made against graduate and professional students. These Formal Complaints were resolved under the Procedures for Resolution of Reports Against Students Under Cornell University Policy 6.4 (“the Procedures”), effective August 1, 2016 (available online at http://titleix.cornell.edu/procedure/).

Please see Formal Complaints against Undergraduate Students in the 2017-2018 Academic Year and Formal Complaints Against Graduate and Professional Students in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Note: On a quarterly basis, the tables linked to this page will be reviewed and updated as necessary to reflect final resolutions of pending matters.

 

[1] Formal Complaints signed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

[2] During the 2017-2018 academic year, the office was known as the Office of the Title IX Coordinator.

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