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Policy 6.4 and Procedures with Definitions (effective 8/14/2020)

This policy and these procedures apply to formal complaints signed on or after 8/14/2020. For alleged incidents prior to 8/14/2020, the prohibited conduct definition in effect at the time will be applied.

Cornell University is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff.  To this end, through Cornell University Policy 6.4, the university provides means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct.

For the current governing Cornell policy, please see Cornell University Policy 6.4, “Prohibited Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual and Related Misconduct”

The university has designated different types of prohibited conduct as well as procedures for resolution of reports under Policy 6.4 that correspond best with the university’s different constituencies.

Respondent Prohibited Conduct Procedure
Student Where the respondent is a student who is alleged to have committed aiding prohibited conduct, attempting to commit prohibited conduct, dating and domestic violence, retaliation, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment and sex/gender-based harassment, stalking, and violating a supportive measure and/or temporary suspension. “Procedures for Resolution of Reports Against Students Under Cornell University Policy 6.4,” available at https://titleix.cornell.edu/files/2020/08/Procedures-for-Resolution-of-Reports-Against-Students-Under-Cornell-University-Policy-6.4-8.14.2020.pdf
Employee Where the respondent is an employee (faculty or staff) who is alleged to have committed attempting to commit prohibited conduct, Title IX sexual harassment (which includes quid pro quo harassment, hostile environment sexual harassment and sex/gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking), and retaliation. “Procedures for Resolution of Reports Against Employees Under Cornell University Policy 6.4 (Title IX Prohibited Conduct),” available at https://titleix.cornell.edu/files/2020/08/Procedures-for-Resolution-of-Reports-Against-Employees-Under-Cornell-University-Policy-6.4-Title-IX-Prohibited-Conduct-8.14.2020.pdf
Employee Where the respondent is an employee (faculty or staff) who is alleged to have committed aiding prohibited conduct, prohibited discrimination, protected-status harassment including non-Title IX sexual and sex/gender-based harassment, sexual misconduct (which includes non-Title IX dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation), retaliation, and violating a supportive measure and/or temporary suspension. “Procedures for Resolution of Reports Against Employees Under Cornell University Policy 6.4 (Non-Title IX Prohibited Conduct),” available at https://titleix.cornell.edu/files/2020/08/Procedures-for-Resolution-of-Reports-Against-Employees-Under-Cornell-University-Policy-6.4-Non-Title-IX-Prohibited-Conduct-8.14.2020.pdf

Reports Against Students and Employees (Ithaca-based locations & Cornell Tech campus)

The Procedures apply equally to all students and employees regardless of protected status/identity, including sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Reporting information is available online at the Reporting tab of this website.


Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medicine administers Policy 6.4 under Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences Procedures, available online at the Weill Cornell Medical College Title IX website.


Discrimination in Intercollegiate Athletics Participation

Students who wish to report discrimination in participation in intercollegiate athletics on the basis of sex under Title IX should submit their report to the senior woman administrator by mail at Teagle Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 or via email to athletics@cornell.edu or TitleIX@cornell.edu.

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